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Jolene Jolene Beautybush Kolkwitzia amabilis

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
6' 6'
Height
3' - 6'
Spread
4' - 6'
  • Details

    Features

    A beautybush beyond compare, Jolene Jolene puts on the flower show you expect from a kolkwitzia, but at half the conventional size, so you can actually fit it into a residential landscape, or even a garden. Star-shaped pink flowers with a bright yellow throat emerge at every node to light up this tough, easy-to-grow shrub. Highly adaptable and care-free, Jolene Jolene beautybush makes an excellent flowering hedge, foundation plant, and all-purpose landscape plant.

    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 72 Inches
    Spacing: 
    48 - 72 Inches
    Spread: 
    48 - 72 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Light Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil PH Category: 
    Alkaline Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    With its more dwarf habit, this beautybush can be used as a small hedge or foundation plant.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Prefers well-drained soils but fairly adaptable to other soil types.  If necessary, prune immediately after the spring bloom. It blooms on old wood and has a naturally arching habit that looks best unpruned. Best flowering occurs in full sun, but light shade isn't harmful, particularly in warmer climates.

    If desired, fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose fertilizer. 

    Jolene Jolene Kolkwitzia amabilis 'SMNKADTF' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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