Beauty Bush 'Pink Cloud' –
Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud' (latin)
Areas of Origin: Western China.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 3 metres (9,8'), width 2 metres (6,6').
Foliage: Deciduous, superb colouring in autumn.
Soil Type: All.
Hardiness: Hardy to -15°C.
Exposure: Semi-shade to full sun.
Characteristics and Uses:
This beautiful shrub produces magnificent and very abundant pale pink trumpet shaped flowers from May to June.
This shrub will light up your garden in the autumn with its beautiful red-purple foliage.
It is very effective whether planted within a hedge in flowerbeds or alone.
The Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud' goes beautifully with:
Abelia grandiflora, beautiful pale pink- white blossom throughout summer
Border Forsythia (Forsythia intermedia), early golden yellow blossom
Buddleia (Buddleia Davidii) 'Nanho purple', abundant and fragrant blossom from July through to October, highly attractive to butterflies
Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica), beautiful white blossom throughout spring and summer, followed by extremely decorative red berries
Laurustinus (Viburnum tinus), white blossom from November through to April, followed by bluish - black berries
Milkflower Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster lacteus), white blossom in June - July, followed by red berries in October
Variegated Pink Weigelia (Weigelia florida 'Variegata'), abundant blossom of pink bell shaped flowers throughout summer.
The Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud' is used in the following flowering hedges:
Flowering Hedge 'Emma'.