I have two bushes, one older than the other. They both started out looking like groundcover. However this year they both just took off an shot up! Not sure if it was the mild winter we had or the plentiful rain we have had all summer. I am going to take the long term approach with them and see what happens. When it blooms the flowers are just darling! So I am hoping to have a Bush with 5-6' height and gently arching branches.
Dream Catcher™ Beauty Bush Kolkwitzia amabilis
- Hardy Zones
- 4 - 8
- Part Sun to Sun
- Mature Size
- 72 - 108 Inches
Golden foliage is attractive all season. Light pink spring flowers. Orange red fall color. Deer resistant.
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.
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.
This beauty bush is colorful all season long!
Beautybush is known for putting on a spectacular flower show in the spring, but then fading into the landscape. Dream Catcher changes that - it's a beauty bush with season-long interest. The beautiful golden leaves with tips of bronze makes it interesting all season long!
Dream Catcher has soft pink spring flowers, and then the soft yellow foliage glows all season. In the fall this beauty has wonderful golden-orange color. It's a beauty bush that can provide color from spring to fall - a first for this genus!
- Deborah lindbergWest Saint PaulMinnesotaUnited States12 weeks ago
Easy to grow. Just blooming for the first time this summer after being in the ground for about 3-4 years. Spectacular lime color. Flowers are delicate dropping pink clusters. I made sure to plant this where we can see from out window.LeeRichmondVermontUnited States2 years ago
some winter kill some years, but regrows from base. love the relaxed umbrella like form of the shrub, great for under large deciduous trees. handles shade quite well. flowers are a bonus.Alice AndersonCalgaryCanada2 years ago
Please bring back the old fashioned Kolkwitzia - far superior to this new cultivarShirley CurtisHighlandIllinoisUnited States2 years ago
- MelissaIllinoisUnited States5 years ago
I have 2 dream catcher shrubs planted side by side. one has very small leaves and the other is very close to the ground. both are green and not golden in color. I can't find any information on what to do for themSallyIllinoisUnited States5 years ago
I grows in a naturalized area and gives good contrast colour and fits in wellGreysells2OntarioCanada5 years ago
- Russell StudebakerNew YorkUnited States5 years ago
In the spring I was so taken by the color however as time went on it didn't hold my interest for long. It grew a bit leggy so I gave up on it. I might try it in a container with more pampering to see if it performs better.MonaMarylandUnited States5 years ago
Spent most of the first three seasons acting as a groundcover, spreading to almost 5 feet across and only reaching 2 feet high during this time.JulieNew YorkUnited States5 years ago