Monthly Archives: March 2011

Kolkwitzia Bark

One feature of shrubs often overlooked is their attractive bark, particularly in winter and someting to exhibit if the flowering season of the shrub is short. Pruning can be adapted to show this feature to best effect.

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Renovating a neglected Kolkwitzia

Kolkwitzia, the Beauty Bush is an early summer flowering shrub, bearing masses of small pale pink, foxglove type flowers on arching stems of attractive pale, silvery peeling bark. If left to its own devices, or (as often happens) just clipped … Continue reading

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