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Dream Catcher® Beauty Bush Kolkwitzia amabilis

  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
108" 108"
72 - 108"
72 - 108"
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    - Sorry, Dream Catcher kolkwitzia is no longer available -

    Beautybush is known for putting on a spectacular flower show in the spring, but then fading into the landscape. Dream Catcher® beautybush changes that - it's a beautybush that offers season-long interest, thanks to its sunset-hued foliage. In spring, its gracefully arching branches are covered in trumpet-like pink blooms, each with a yellow throat. Dream Catcher® beauty bush grows well in shade, even the notoriously tricky dry shade, where its golden foliage can bring extra light and cheer.

    Top reasons to grow Dream Catcher® beautybush:

    - The only beautybush with colorful gold and orange foliage

    - A stunning display of flowers in spring

    - This large plant is an easy-care way to keep down weeds and take up space

    Fall Interest


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    72 - 108 Inches
    84 - 120 Inches
    72 - 108 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    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 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.

    Dream Catcher® Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Maradco'
  • 12 Reviews

    • Beautiful color and hardy in a pot and in the ground, super drought tolerant and can also withstand lots of water, and it various soil types. I preferred the color in a northern exposure, anything else was a little harsh and made the plant too rusty colored. It keeps a nice variegated green/rust color in less sun. Will definitely buy again.

      Janell Payne
      , Oregon
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • 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.

      Deborah lindberg
      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 4 years 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.

      , Vermont
      , United States
      , 6 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 Anderson
      , Canada
      , 6 years ago
    • Please bring back the old fashioned Kolkwitzia - far superior to this new cultivar

      Shirley Curtis
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
    • Melissa
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 9 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 them

      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • I grows in a naturalized area and gives good contrast colour and fits in well

      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 9 years ago
    • Russell Studebaker
      , New York
      , United States
      , 9 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.

      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
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