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Beautybush Kolkwitzia amabilis

Beautybush - Kolkwitzia amabilis
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Fast growing, old-fashioned shrub that's easy to grow. Pink, bell-shaped flowers are quite charming in late spring. Purplish bark when young, turning light brown as shrub matures. Bark peels and exfoliates on older stems. Dark green leaf color in summer turning reddish in fall. Grows 6' to 10' in height with a smaller spread. Likes well-drained soil and full sun for finest flowering.

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Zones 4 - 8 Zones 4 - 8
Hardiness Zones 4 - 8
The Beautybush can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Flowering Tree Flowering Tree
Type of tree
Flowering Trees, Shrubs
6' - 10' High 6' - 10' High
Mature Height
The Beautybush grows to be 6' - 10' feet in height.
6' - 10' Spread 6' - 10' Spread
Mature Spread
The Beautybush has a spread of about 6' - 10' at full maturity.
Fast Growth Fast Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a fast growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This Beautybush does well in full sun, partial shade.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Beautybush grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained, wide range soils.
Vase Shape Vase Shape
Shape
This Beautybush has vase shape.
Attributes

Purplish bark when young, turning light brown as shrub matures. Bark peels and exfoliates on older stems. Will develop dense, compact shape and flower most copiously in full-sun. If placed in semi-shade the growth can be taller and arching, making its delicate flaking bark more visible in winter. Feathery pinkish brown-grey seedpods appear in summer after flowers, providing interest for an additional few weeks. Grows 6' to 10' in height with a smaller spread. Prefers soil to be well-drained, but adapts to many different types.

Description

Fast growing, old-fashioned shrub that's easy to grow. Pink, bell-shaped flowers are quite charming in late spring. Purplish bark when young, turning light brown as shrub matures. Bark peels and exfoliates on older stems. Dark green leaf color in summer turning reddish in fall. Grows 6' to 10' in height with a smaller spread. Likes well-drained soil and full sun for finest flowering.

Leaves

Dark green leaf color in summer turns to red hues in fall.

Flower Color

Delicate white-to-pink funnel-shaped blossoms.