Kolkwitzia amabilis or Linnaea amabilis or commonly known Beauty Bush is a deciduous shrub. It is part of the Caprifoliaceae family of plants. It was named after Richard Kokwitz, a German botany professor and was first described by Paul Graebner (1871-1933) also a German botanist. Kolkwitzia amabilis is native to China and Korea. It grows to about 3m or 10ft. It has oval dark green leaves. Kolkwitzia amabilis flowers are light pink or white and appear from hairy calyces and stalks in late spring and summer.
Plant Kolkwitzia amabilis in the sun or partial shade in moist but well-drained soil. Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings or by suckers. Kolkwitzia amabilis is usually pest-free and disease-free. Prune after flowering to encourage new flowering branches.