University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
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Beautybush
Kolkwitzia amabilis
Beautybush flower
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8 
Mature Height: 6-10 Feet
Mature Width: 6-10 Feet
Features: Soft pink, bell shaped flowers in late spring; autumn color is poor (occasionally yellow or reddish).
Culture: Full sun; moist, well drained soils; tolerates alkaline soil.
Cultivars:
  • 'Pink Cloud' - large pink flowers, produced in abundance.
Mature Form: Rounded with distinctly arching branches
Native To: China
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Use for: Border.Border
Foundation
Hedge
Massing
Naturalizing
Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
Red
Yellow
 
Additional Notes: This shrub should be pruned annually, by removing some of the older stems, to maintain good form.

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