Pink Cloud Beauty Bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis ‘Pink Cloud’)
Pink Cloud Beauty Bush
Pink Cloud Beauty Bush, Kolkwitzia amabilis ‘Pink Cloud’, produces white-pink flowers that are carried into May on arching stems, The bell-shaped, pink flowers have yellow throats that appear in clusters in a profuse May bloom which persists for over four weeks. The flowers attract scores of hummingbirds.
A member of the Honeysuckle family, it is a suckering, deciduous shrub with broad, ovate, dark-green leaves and arching, vase-shaped stems; making it an excellent specimen plant, hedge or screen.
The flowers are followed by capsule-like fruits that usually persist on the plants well into fall, when the foliage turns yellow. In the winter, the bark exfoliates, adding winter interest to the your garden.
Plant in full sun for the best flowering. It will tolerate part shade, though it will flower less, however the form may be more arching and spreading.
Use Beauty Bush in your landscape design as a screen, as a specimen or at the corner of a house in groups of three.
It is deer, rabbit, insect and disease resistant when planted in moist, but not soggy soil.
|Common name||Pink Cloud Beauty Bush|
|Botanical name||Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud'|
|Height||8 - 10 ft.|
|Width||6 - 8 ft.|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil condition||Well drained|