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Kolkwitzia amabilis ‘Pink Cloud’

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Native to Hupeh in China, Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud' is known for its slightly pendulous branches, festooned with masses of pink, bell-shaped flowers in summer. Named after Professor Richard Kolkwitz (a German botanist), this is a reliable and eye-catching, flowering garden shrub!

It will grow in some shade but always seems to flower best if planted in a warm, sunny position.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (30 - 40 cm tall)

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Kolkwitzia amabilis ‘Pink Cloud’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Kolkwitzia amabilis ‘Pink Cloud’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Kolkwitzia amabilis ‘Pink Cloud’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud' will grow well in chalky soils.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: May - June.
Flower Colour: Pink
Rate of Growth: Moderate or vigorous.
Habit: Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud' grows to be a medium sized, rounded shrub (can be pruned to shape if required)
Height: up to 2.5 - 3 m (8 - 10 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)

Notes: Old, woody stems should be pruned back after flowering to encourage new growth and improve the amount of flowers produced in the following year. A specimen of Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud', planted in the woodland garden surrounding our nursery had reached a height of 3 m and a spread of 2.5 m after 10 years.

Plant Finder: about Kolkwitzia amabilis ‘Pink Cloud’

Common names

American beauty bush


Kolkwitzia amabilis ‘Pink Cloud’ (American beauty bush). This deciduous, arching shrub has profuse, bright pink, bell-shaped flowers in late spring and early summer. Small, oval, medium green leaves are borne.


Cut out old, damaged or weak shoots after flowering.

Interest and use

Ornamental, hedging, border, privacy

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Kolkwitzia amabilis ‘Pink Cloud’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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