Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud'

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Buy Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud' beauty bush: Graceful, arching shrub with pink flowers

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    In May and June the arching stems of this suckering, deciduous shrub are smothered with masses of small, deep pink, trumpet-like flowers. It makes a graceful backdrop to a sunny mixed or shrub border, and thrives in a wide range of soil conditions, including chalk.

  • Garden care: Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant. Once the plant has developed a good-sized clump, thin out the stems by cutting back 1 in 3 of the older, flowering stems to their base. This should be done after they have finished flowering in midsummer.

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Healthy shrub with flowers to come


In border to screen view to the road.

Lawn ranger


An abundance of flowers and graceful branches all summer


One of the few plants that made it through my complete garden landscaping 10 years ago! An abundance of flowers every year, which the bees love. I've never pruned it before but it's now getting too big for its spot, so I will this year.

Bee Happy



Settling well


I bought this shrub in spring last year so am looking forward to seeing it flower this year





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I have had this plant for three years, grown in perfect conditions in good Essex clay. It has not flowered at all, not even buds. It is in the sunniest, warmest sheltered spot and receives the same care and attention as other shrubs and flowers in that border. It has masses of arching branches, just no flowers.


Hello there Sorry to hear that your Kolkwitzia hasn't flowered. There are a number of reasons why plants don't flower including too much shade or not enough water or nutrients, but it sounds as though you are doing everything right. I am not really sure why yours has not yet produced flowers, but given time and the right conditions, there is no reason why it won't flower. You can often give them a bit of a push by feeding during the growing season with a high potash fertiliser. Hope this helps

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