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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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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
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.

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.