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Beauty bush

Kolkwitzia amabilis

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Beauty bush is a plant which belongs to the Kolkwitzia genus. The origin of this plant's scientific name epithet (amabilis) means 'beautiful looking'.

A member of the honeysuckle family.

The mature flowers are of a clustered form.

It is a flowering ornamental / flower and is treated mainly as a deciduous, so it sheds its leaves annually.

Normally reaching to a mature height of 9.91 feet (3.05 metres). This plant tends to bloom in mid spring.

China is believed to be where Beauty bush originates from.

As Beauty bush is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Beauty bush have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Beauty bush

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Prune out dead wood as needed to maintain a neat appearance.

Position in a full sun / partial sun location and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 4 - Zone 8 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant.

See our list of companion Plants for Beauty bush to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Beauty bush from seed

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Beauty bush Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin amabilis meaning “beautiful”

The genus name honors Richard Kolkwitz, professor of botany in Berlin.1

Other names for Beauty bush


Kolkwitzia amabilis Graebn.

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