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Kolkwitzia amabilis | Sarah Raven
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Kolkwitzia amabilis

For low-maintenance garden beauty, flowering shrubs are an invaluable backbone.
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1 x 1.5 litre pot

1 x 3 litre pot (511069-3L)

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Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Shrub
Position
Border (Back)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
May - June
Height
3.0m (10ft)
Group/Species
amabilis
Common name
Beauty Bush
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
1 x 1.5 litre pot
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
3.6m (12ft)
Cultivation
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.

Description

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.

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.