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Friday, March 10, 2006

Kolkwitzia amabilis ( Beauty Bush )

Scientific Name : Kolkwitzia amabilis
Family :
Caprifoliaceae


GROWTH HABIT, RATE:
A large, upright and eventually arching fountain of green, fast growing. Medium to coarse texture. Normally pruned so loses desirable natural shape.

ADAPTABILITY:
Prefers full sun, well-drained soils, some drought tolerance.

FUNCTIONS:
Shrub border, specimen, requires a good deal of room for full development.

PROBLEMS AND MAINTENANCE:
Few serious problems. Judicious pruning to remove old, dead growth. Should be maintained in its natural form for best appearance.

NATIVE RANGE:
China




SUBSPECIES, VARIETIES, CULTIVARS:
'Pink Cloud'- clear, pink flowers, abundantly produced.