Uses: Flowering perennial shrub.
Benefits: Attracts pollinators. Low maintenance. Deer resistant. Produces full clusters of whitish-pink flowers. Ornamental bark. Extremely fragrant!
Zones: 4 - 8
Sun: Full Sun to partial shade
Life Cycle: Perennial
Mature Height: 6' - 10'
Mature Width: 6' - 10'
Bloom Season: Mid spring to early summer
A dense fountain of flowers!
Beautybush is best known for its vigorous fountain-like growth habit, and gorgeous clusters of fragrant, bell-shaped, abelia-like pink flowers with yellow throats. This deciduous shrub remains a beauty in winter thanks to its pale gray-brown bark shedding from its stems in large ragged strips. The perfect specimen, border, or background shrub!
Easy to grow!
Virtually disease and pest free!
3" leaves turn yellow and red in the fall.
Native to eastern China.
Provide full to partial sun. Insufficient sun will cause growth issues.
Prune to control growth as necessary for shape, size, and density.
It's best to do any heavy pruning and trimming during winter dormancy, or immediately after flowering. It's best to trim in the early summer (after flowering) as plants bloom on the previous season's wood, so late winter pruning may prevent some blooms. We suggest cutting around 20% of the old stems off near the base when trimming in an effort to prevent the plant from getting too thick and dense.
Water regularly after planting until established, or in periods of drought.
Fertilizations will accelerate growth and keep your beautybush well fed. We suggest using our slow release fertilizer, or something similiar such as a suitable fertilizer stake.
Size of Beautybush for Sale Online
The Kolkwitzia amabilis that we sell online will ship in a greenhouse grade grow pot. Each plant will be appropriately sized for its pot. Please contact us with any specific questions.
Size of Beautybush When Fully Grown
Kolkwitzia amabilis typically reaches a mature height and width of between 6' and 10'.
Common Names of Kolkwitzia amabilis
Toxicity and Risks of Beautybush
Kolkwitzia amabilis has no risks of toxicity that we are aware of.
We normally only ship our live plants on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays to help prevent weekend layovers. There is a processing period of up to three days on any order placed. Handmade-to-order wreaths may take up to seven business days to ship after the order is placed. Please check out our Shipping Policy for more information. Feel free to Contact Us with any shipping questions or concerns.