1 x 1.5 litre pot 511069-2L £26.95

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For low-maintenance garden beauty, flowering shrubs are an invaluable backbone. I so wish I'd planted more when I first arrived at Perch Hill. I have now put that right with kolkwitzia, long and prolific flowering and good for picking too. Unlike other shrubs, this does not form a dull blank without its flowers but looks good from early spring and is colourful in autumn.

Please note, this is being supplied as a 1.5 litre pots, and not a 2 litre pot as advertised in our spring catalogue. We apologise for this error.
Genus Kolkwitzia
Group/Species amabilis
Variety Pink Cloud
Type Shrub
Common Name Beauty Bush
Border Position Border (Back)
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 3.0m (10ft)
Spacing 3.6m (12ft)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in Sun or shade in moist but well-drained soil. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting.
Care Tips Prune after flowering once established to remove some of the old wood and re-shape. Apply a mulch around the base of the plant in spring.
Flowering May - June
Vase Life Sear the stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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Kolkwitzia amabilis reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Izzy

Plant arrived in good condition and seems to be growing well so far. Have not seen any flowers yet, but probably ordered it too late. Hopefully it will flower next year when it is a little more established.

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Reviewed 17th September 2018 by Christine

always excellent service and I have a garden full of their wonderful plants.