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Dream Catcher® Beauty Bush Kolkwitzia amabilis

(12 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • 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"
Height
72 - 108"
Spread
72 - 108"

This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 8

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

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  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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    Features

    This beautybush 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® 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
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    72 - 108 Inches
    Spacing: 
    84 - 120 Inches
    Spread: 
    72 - 108 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Chartreuse
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    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: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    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
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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
      3 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • 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.

      Lee
      Vermont
      United States
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Please bring back the old fashioned Kolkwitzia - far superior to this new cultivar

      Shirley Curtis
      Illinois
      United States
      5 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • Melissa
      Illinois
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • 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

      Sally
      Illinois
      United States
      8 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • I grows in a naturalized area and gives good contrast colour and fits in well

      Greysells2
      Ontario
      Canada
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Russell Studebaker
      New York
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • 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.

      Mona
      Maryland
      United States
      8 years ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
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