Kolwitzia amablis 'Pink Cloud'
Gloriuous pale pink flowers that are like small bells, masses and masses of flowers arrive at the start of summer in June. It is a large vigorous growing shrub that must be pruned well to stop it becoming gigantic, prune straight after it has flowered. It is one of our favourite deciduous shrubs.
This plant is tough and very hardy against frosts, liking a lightly acidic soil. If the pruning is done well with attention to detail then Kolwitzia like other shrubs pruned in this group will give the most back of all the shrubs. The new growth that comes after pruning from the base of the plant gives a vibrant and very attractive form. The stems form long uninterrupted growth from top to bottom, making lovely arching stems that bloom incredibly in Summer.
DFG rating: 8/10
RHS pruning group: 1
Leaves: Deciduous, light green, soft and ovate.
Flowers: Pale pink bell shaped flowers in early Summer.
Soil Ph: Lightly Acidic.