General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 6 to 12 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 12 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Other: oval, hairy capsule @ 1/4 inch in length.
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

Common names
  • Beauty Bush
  • Beautybush
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Kolkwitzia amabilis
  • Synonym: Linnaea amabilis

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  • Posted by dgyoung on Jan 25, 2014 8:41 AM concerning plant:
    I first saw a beauty bush in Watertown, NY and had to know what it was. The bush was almost a hundred years old and massive. I looked it up in a Botany Book, and went out and bought one that year. Mine is now about 10 years old and quite lovely when in bloom. It is only a space filler for the rest of the year. I appreciate its loveliness.

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