Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud'
One of the original denizens of our shrub border, this one has probably outgrown its space, but we like it too much to risk losing it in a move. Its white-pink flowers are carried in May on arching stems to quite an effect. The rest of the year, it's just a useful mound of foliage, doing its job of screening the view of the neighbors' driveway. We also love the fuzzy pinkish seedheads that cover the shrub right after it's done flowering.
||light pink (May)
||ordinary garden soil
||germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
|Seed ripens||late August|
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Brent||Aug 06, 2009||Good pictures. Would appreciate more pictures of leaves, stem, growing habit and more detailed info. I can recognize kolkwitzia, but for a novice more info would be necessary. Keep up the good work.
|Patty||Oct 12, 2009||Is this the beautybush that gets beautiful clusters of purple berrys in the fall? If so I would like to buy some.|
No, that would be beautyberry (Callicarpa species).
|Karen McCarty||May 12, 2010||Thanks for the info. I just planted two of these along side our driveway. If they do well in the amended soil (originally typical Georgia red clay) then there will be many more. I am anxious to see how they do in the long, very hot, dry days of a southern summer.|
|Greg||Apr 08, 2011||I bought one of these plants from ebay 4 years ago. All I can say is that these are very beautiful plants. I live in Illinois and this bush has grown fairly fast it's 8 foot tall and 5 foot wide now and one of the most beautiful in my yard. It's definatly worth your time. People are constantly asking me where they could get one. |
|Myra||May 31, 2011||I have three pink clouds and love them. I need more to form a hedge in my large backyard (100 feet), but can't find them anywhere. Can anybody tell me where I can get them. There is only one nursery that has them, but only orders them as a special itme because "nobody wnats them. They only bloom for a week."|
|Jean daniel||Nov 02, 2012||In my garden my Kolkwitsia blooms for 3weeksin October in the mild climate of Springwood.Australia .|
- Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 65F (27%G, 16-22d)
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