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KOLKWITZIA amabilis 'Pink Cloud'

Commonly known as American beauty bush, Beauty bush

Suckering shrub with masses of bright deep pink flowers on arching shoots
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - broadly oval, tapering, dark-green leaves to 7cm (3in) long.
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - deep pink
  • Height - 3m (10ft)
  • Spread - 4m (13ft)
  • Tall Shrub - long, arching shoots. Flowers have yellow-flushed throats and are produced in terminal corymbs 5-8cm (2-3in) across.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - insects, butterflies.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - China (Hubei)
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Bell/Lantern - - bell-shaped, 1.5cm (½in) across
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 2
    Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
    Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually, after flowering.

    RHS groups 2 & 3
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Butterfly friendly -
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Kolkwitzia - Growing Guide
3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

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