Kolkwitzia – Dream Catcher® – Beauty Bush – Kolkwitzia amabilis

Garden Height
72 - 108
84 - 120
72 - 108
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
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Resists: Deer

Fall Interest

Maintenance Notes

Average, well drained soil. Best if pruned immediately after blooming. To renew the plant simply cut it to the ground after flowering. Medium moisture. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rates of application.

Uses Notes

Gorgeous in the landscape as a specimen plant or in a container. Plant in the ground in fall if kept as a patio plant. Good in shrub borders and woodland gardens. Does best in filtered sun.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On Old Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Landscape

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 1.5

Fertilization 150 - 300

Light Requirements Low, Medium

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 60 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Pinching and Growth Regulators
Can be very leggy without frequent pruning

Pest and Disease Management
Aphids, Bacterial leaf spot

Grower Tips
It's a Beauty Bush with interest all season long. The beautiful golden leaves with tips of bronze makes it interesting all season long! If starting production in a greenhouse move to cool, outdoor conditions as soon as the plant is rooted to the pot edge. Plants grown warm in greenhouses are soft and leggy. -One pinch while rooting is probably necessary.

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