Beauty Bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Kolkwitzia amabilis Accepted
Linnaea amabilis Synonym

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

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Location: Kamloops, BC, CanadaDate: 2013-05-30
By Gilli
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By culinandy
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Location: New York Botanical Gardens Bronx NYDate: May 23, 2015Partial shade.
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Location: TwispDate: 2015-05-25These bloom for so long!
By lauribob
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Date: 5/21/2017
By SueD
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2014-04-23
By zuzu
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Location: New York, NYDate: 2014-05Bronx bot garden
By skylark
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Location: New York, NYDate: 2014-05Bronx bot garden
By skylark
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Date: 5/21/2017
By SueD
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Date: 5/21/2017
By SueD
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Location: New York Botanical Gardens Bronx NYDate: May 23, 2015Full sun.
By bxncbx
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Comments:
Posted by dgyoung on Jan 25, 2014 8:41 AM

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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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Shrug with flowers ID help by grandkodiak May 27, 2019 10:20 AM 2
Fragrant Beauty Bush? by Kesroses Aug 24, 2018 3:22 PM 1
Bush ID Please! by MaryM22 Jun 4, 2018 9:47 AM 2
Are these Beautybush? by jlgarden Aug 15, 2017 4:56 PM 6
Anybody recognize this? by threegardeners Jun 11, 2017 12:57 PM 14
Something like Euonymus alatus by Whitebeard May 9, 2017 11:21 AM 6
Is this a Beauty Bush (Linnaea amabilis)? by zuzu Jul 17, 2016 12:25 PM 9
Pink flowering hedge by SCS May 7, 2016 7:20 PM 6
2016 Garden Chat and Photos by ssgardener Feb 25, 2017 2:24 PM 1,945
blooming shrub by dirtdorphins May 27, 2014 10:41 AM 3

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