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Tim Wood
Grand Haven, MI, USA

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JOLENE JOLENE™

Beautybush

Kolkwitzia amabalis

'SMNKADTF'

PP#34,295; CBRAF

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Jolene Jolene beautybush has an elegant arching habit and is covered with pink flowers in spring. The trumpet shaped pink flowers of Jolene Jolene beautybush. The trumpet shaped pink flowers of Jolene Jolene beautybush. The trumpet shaped pink flowers of Jolene Jolene beautybush.
  • Extremely floriferous
  • Compact habit
  • Durable
Description

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.

USDA Zone
4 - 8 (-30°F/-34.4°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
3 - 6'
Width
4 - 6'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Early summer
Flower Color
Pink
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Not at all fussy; any well-drained soil will do.

Pruning

Blooms on old wood, prune after flowering if desired. Its natural arching habit which is best enjoyed given ample space and minimal regular pruning.

Uses

Hedges, specimen, flower gardens.

Growing Tips

Thanks to its tolerance for dry shade, this is a nice choice for planting under trees.