Location: mass planting north of Watkins Home
Approximate blooming period: late Spring - early Summer

Kolkwitzia amabilis

Origin: central China
Habitat: Hardy to USDA Zone 4
Height and Form: 6-10 ft
Culture: Sun (best) to part shade, old fashioned shrub, no serious diseases or pests. 
Foliage and Bark: Leaves opposite, 2.5-7.5 cm long, 2-5 cm wide, rounded at base, nearly entire, dull dark green above, new leaves downy on both surfaces, exfoliating bark
Flowers, Fruits and Seeds: pink with yellow in the throat, flaring bell-shaped, 13 mm long
Name: Kolkwitzia: after Richard Kolkwitz (born 1873), German professor of botany. amabilis: lovely 

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