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Pink Cloud Beauty Bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis Pink Cloud)Pink Cloud Beauty Bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis Pink Cloud)

Pink Cloud Beauty Bushes

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Kolkwitzia amabilis

Pot Grown Shrubs
  • Not suitable for clipped hedging
  • Good screening, or backdrop for borders.
  • Small, pink & white flowers May-Jun
  • Suckering, deciduous shrub
  • Loves chalk
  • Max. Height: 3m
  • p9 Pot Grown: Year Round Delivery
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
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Description

Pink Cloud Beauty Bushes, Kolkwitzia amabilis

This large, suckering, deciduous shrub has arching stems that are decked with healthy, rich green leaves and profuse clusters of pink and white flowers with a yellow throat throughout May and June-July. Often grown as a stand-alone specimen, it doesn't look good when clipped, so it's not a candidate for hedging, but it works well as screening or a lush backdrop for the back of a wide border. 

It will grow to about 3 metres high by 4 metres wide.

Pink Cloud plants are only delivered pot-grown, year round.

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Features:

  • Suckering, deciduous shrub
  • Not suitable for clipped hedging
  • Good screening, or backdrop for borders.
  • Small, pink & white flowers May-June/July
  • Loves chalk
  • Max. Height x Spread: 3m x 4m
  • p9 Pot Grown: Year Round Delivery
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Growing Pink Cloud Beauty Bushes

Hardy, reliable, and not in the least fussy, they only need good drainage and half a day of sun. They are most vigorous on alkaline soils in full sun.

Do not prune your plants until they have settled in for a few years and the clump fills out with old, woody stems. When they are mature, cut out about a third to half of the oldest stems after flowering to reduce congestion, allow new stems to take over for the rest of the summer, and thus flower well the following year.

Did You Know? 

Native to China, the genus is named after Professor Richard Kolkwitz (1873 – 1956), a German botanist who pioneered the examination of water quality by examining the living organisms in it, rather than its chemical composition. In the course of that work, the Kolkwitzkammer was named after him, which is a tool for measuring phytoplankton cells and cell aggregates.