Kolkwitzia amabilis - beauty bush, cold whisky plant


The beauty bush in flower is a striking sight, totally covered in a cloud of pink blossom. So it is not surprising that this species, the only one in its genus, is said to have been the favourite of its discoverer, Ernest H. Wilson. Wilson presented this Chinese beauty to western eyes in the early 1900s. It quickly became established as an easily cared for and showy garden plant.