Kolkwitzia – Dream Catcher® – Beauty Bush – Kolkwitzia amabilis
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.
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
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
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.