Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||kolk-WIT-zee-a a-MAB-a-lis|
|Lore||E. H. Wilson was so enamored by the flora of China at the turn of the century, and its potential destruction by the charcoal industry, that he was nicknamed "Chinese" Wilson for his efforts at preservation long before ecological concerns were popular.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing to 6 to 10 ft. high, equal width.|
|Design Ideas||Beauty Bush is among the small number of very high-quality shrubs prized for their graceful almost weeping form and charming flowers. It makes a perfect foundation plant that covers unsightly footings, crawl spaces, vents and utility pipes. Plant along fences or take advantage of its reliability by using as a background plant for your favorite flowering perennials. Good to soften corners and as a specimen it presents a decidedly lush character to any front-yard composition.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Fall Color|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Use this plant with lots of soft-colored, easy-care perennials such as the lavender Prairie Blue Eyes Daylily (Hemerocallis hybrids Prairie Blue Eyes), the deep-blue Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus africanus) and Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea). Then fill in with drifts of Wayne Roderick Fleabane (Erigeron x 'Wayne Roderick') and Lavender SwirlTM Trailing Lantana (Lantana sellowiana 'Monswee'). This shrub also pairs well with Shiny Xylosma (Xylosma congestum) and Sunrise Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora 'Sunrise').|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9