June

 

Kolwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud'

 

This lovely shrub, also known as the Beauty Bush, produces pink and white foxglove-like flowers with yellow throats from May to June. It is a deciduous, sucking shrub with arching stems and masses of flowers. It is a great addition to any mixed or shrub border as it thrives in both sun and partial shade. It is fully hardy and very tolerant of a range of soil conditions including chalk. Ultimately it grows to 4m wide and 3m tall but can be kept in check with pruning which should be done after flowering in mid summer. A beautiful plant that lives up well to its name. 

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