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Plant Species of the genus Kolkwitzia

Information about this genus
Name: Kolkwitzia
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Kolkwitzia grows in full sun in well-drained fertile soil. While in very cold areas it needs protection from cold spring winds, in general it is frost hardy. Propagation is from cuttings taken from young wood in late spring or early summer or from suckers which can be removed and grown on. Prune after flowering to retain a tidy shape.
Description: There is just a single species in this genus within the Caprifoliaceae family, an attractive deciduous shrub occurring in the wild among rocky outcrops in the mountainous areas of Hubei Province, China. It is grown in gardens for its floriferous spring show.

Specie Vernacular Zone
amabilis 4-9

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