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Beauty Bush (Kolkwitzia ambialis) | by Distant Hill Gardens
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Beauty Bush (Kolkwitzia ambialis)

Beauty Bush (Kolkwitzia ambialis) blooms in late June here in southern New Hampshire at Distant Hill Gardnens. It is a deciduous arching, spreading shrub, with light brown flaky bark and graceful arching branches, which can grow higher than eight feet tall. It is usually as wide as it is tall.


Beauty Bush became very popular in the eastern United States following World War I, and was almost a defining shrub in American gardens constructed between the World Wars.


FYI - The Latin amabilis means "lovely".

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Taken on June 21, 2014