This old-fashioned shrub lives up to its name in spring when it is covered with pink flowers. During the rest of the season it offers little in the way of ornamental appeal and best planted at the back of a border.
- Deciduous (foliage falls off)
- Zone 4
- Zone 5
- Zone 6
- Zone 7
- Zone 8
- Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
- Partial sun (4-6 hrs direct light daily)
- Occasional drought
- Alkaline soil
- Clay soil
- Moist, well-drained soil
- Large shrub (more than 8 feet)
- Late spring
- Early summer
6 to 10 feet high and wide.
Tree & Plant Care
Beauty bush flowers on old wood; prune after flowering.
For older plants, remove 2 to 3 stems to the ground annually to rejuvenate plant.
Disease, pests, and problems
Native geographic location and habitat
Bark color and texture
Light gray-brown. Older stems have exfoliating bark.
Leaf or needle arrangement, size, shape, and texture
Opposite; simple; 1 to 3 inches long and 2 inches wide.
Medium green turns yellow fall color.
Flower arrangement, shape, and size
Clusters of perfect, pink, with yellow throated, bell-shaped flowers.
Fruit, cone, nut, and seed descriptions
A bristly, 1/4-inch, dehisent capsule.