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Name: ScS
Oregon (Zone 9b)
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SCS
May 5, 2016 11:57 PM CST
I inherited this beautiful Spring flower hedge from the previous owner.

Please help me with the identification, I am a newbie to gardening.

Thank you

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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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May 6, 2016 12:36 AM CST

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It looks like a Beauty Bush, Linnaea amabilis (formerly called Kolkwitzia amabilis).

Beauty Bush (Linnaea amabilis)
Name: ScS
Oregon (Zone 9b)
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SCS
May 6, 2016 12:47 AM CST

Thank you Zuzu, it sure looks like it.
Will have a look tomorrow, to see if it is yellowish on the inside.
I see you take a cutting from the stem. I am not sure how, but will look in the forums.

Thanks again.
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May 6, 2016 12:54 AM CST

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One of the cultivars of the species, Pink Cloud, appears to have less yellow in the bloom.

Beautybush (Linnaea amabilis 'Pink Cloud')
Name: ScS
Oregon (Zone 9b)
I do stop to smell the roses
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SCS
May 6, 2016 12:58 AM CST

Thank you, I will compare both.
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Name: ScS
Oregon (Zone 9b)
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SCS
May 7, 2016 6:39 PM CST
There is no yellow in the flowers. Just pink.
The bush is always in the shade, I don't know if that makes a difference.


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May 7, 2016 7:20 PM CST

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Then it must be one of the cultivars, probably Pink Cloud.

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