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Kolwitzia amabilis (Beauty Bush)

Kolwitzia amabilis (Beauty Bush)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Summer early), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Kolwitzia amabilis - Cultivation Notes

Beauty Bush will tolerate demanding conditions in part or full sun. This deciduous shrub is a tough and reliable summer flowerer. Best planted at the back of the border in all but the poorest garden soils - whether dry or wet, acid or alkaline. Prune out 1/4 of the oldest stems to base in winter if congested or spindly, prune only after flowering. Mulch to feed every few years.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Kolwitzia amabilis:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Design & Plant Use for Kolwitzia amabilis:

  • Tall summer flowering shrub suitable for back of border planting
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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Common Missspellings: Colwitzia, Kolwitzea, Kolwhitezia, Colwitzea

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