Trees

Beautybush Kolkwitzia amabilis

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Zones 4 - 8
Zones 4 - 8

Hardiness Zones: 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:
The Beautybush falls into the following type(s): 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.

More Info
More Info

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.