Andrew Keys
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Dream Catcher™ beauty bush (Kolkwitzia Dream Catcher™)
 

Dream Catcher™ beauty bush (Kolkwitzia Dream Catcher™)

Dream Catcher™ beauty bush (Kolkwitzia Dream Catcher™). Photo: Andrew Keys

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Another introduction in recent years is a new twist on an old favorite: Dream Catcher beauty bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Maradco', zones 4 to 8). This gold plant is often marketed for sun, and it will grow there, but in part shade I've found it's just as happy, and its foliage tends not to bleach or burn like it might in full sun. Beauty bush blooms light pink in springtime on old wood, but I grow it more as a foliage plant. If you want your beauty bush to grow taller, and you notice it's sending up long antennae of new growth, prune off the moplike growth at its base to encourage those new, tall stems to thicken up. Mine has tripled in height in three years.

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Barbara Luke added this to Landscape Ideas
last Friday
Bright green bush
Erika Anderson added this to shady plants and trees
September 21, 2014
Good idea for taller bush in shade
singaping added this to Exterior Ideas
May 10, 2014
Dreamcatcher
sarab33 added this to Shady Garden
April 30, 2014
Color
wpadefris added this to garden
March 19, 2014
Beauty bush
debpoloke added this to Landscape Ideas
December 12, 2013
Chartreuse
vswaits added this to Patio & Gardens
September 29, 2013
Dream Catcher beauty bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Maradco', zones 4 to 8)
Scott Leisz added this to Garden
July 31, 2013
Dream catcher beauty bush. Will grow in partial shade
HomeLife Designs added this to Northstar Landscaping Inspirations
July 26, 2013
Love the color and leaves of the Dream Catcher Beauty Bush
agileal added this to Patio Ideas
July 17, 2013
Dream Catcher Beauty Bush - Create the illusion of light by using chartreuse foliage. The human eye generally reads sunlight as having a yellowish cast. You can introduce the illusion of light into a shade garden by introducing plants with chartreuse foliage.
robertdowney added this to robertdowney's ideas
April 28, 2013
Dream Catcher Beauty Bush for shade
cackwas added this to Landscape Ideas
April 21, 2013
Another introduction in recent years is a new twist on an old favorite: Dream Catcher beauty bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Maradco', zones 4 to 8). This gold plant is often marketed for sun, and it will grow there, but in part shade I've found it's just as happy, and its foliage tends not to bleach or burn like it might in full sun. Beauty bush blooms light pink in springtime on old wood, but I grow it more as a foliage plant. If you want your beauty bush to grow taller, and you notice it's sending up long antennae of new growth, prune off the moplike growth at its base to encourage those new, tall stems to thicken up. Mine has tripled in height in three years.
pthomas96 added this to pthomas96's Ideas
April 11, 2013
Dream Catcher beauty bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Maradco')
HomeLife Designs added this to Unusual Landscapes
March 14, 2013
Love the color and leaves of the Dream Catcher Beauty Bush
gayleensharon added this to gayleensharon's ideas
February 16, 2013
dream catcher
sherrymorrison added this to garden
February 13, 2013
gardening, zone-5
By The Blade Lawn and Landscape added this to Plants
February 1, 2013
Dream Catcher beauty bush
wyogarden added this to Landscape Inspirations
January 13, 2013
dream catcher
slacina added this to Pool landscaping
January 1, 2013
Like for backyard
susanjo added this to susanjo's ideas
November 18, 2012
For a garden in shade
susanzaro added this to Cindy's yard
October 23, 2012
Dream Catcher Beauty Bush
dotbadfinger added this to Field
September 3, 2012
Dream catcher beauty bush (kolkwizia amabilis 'Maradco'
midcenturymartha added this to midcenturymartha's ideas
August 21, 2012
dream catcher beauty bush
creativethinker added this to creativethinker's ideas
August 21, 2012
gardens
nwgardener added this to nwgardener's ideas
August 2, 2012
Dream Catcher beauty bush( Kolkwitzia amiability, Maradco,Sone 4-8)
LinOne added this to Gardens
July 7, 2012
Part-shade - Dream Catcher beauty bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Maradco', zones 4 to 8
ricexel added this to ricexel's Favorites
July 4, 2012
Shrub for shade
normafahy added this to normafahy's ideas
June 20, 2012
gold, shade
di2332 added this to landscaping
June 17, 2012
Chartruse plants
caburger added this to caburger's ideas
June 14, 2012
Dream catcher beauty bush--shade bush
dwilhite179 added this to dwilhite179's ideas
June 13, 2012
Dream Catcher beauty bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Maradco', zones 4 to 8). This gold plant is often marketed for sun, and it will grow there, but in part shade I've found it's just as happy, and its foliage tends not to bleach or burn like it might in full sun. Beauty bush blooms light pink in springtime on old wood, but I grow it more as a foliage plant. If you want your beauty bush to grow taller, and you notice it's sending up long antennae of new growth, prune off the moplike growth at its base to encourage those new, tall stems to thicken up. Mine has tripled in
brandybrat added this to trees, bushes, flowers, etc
June 13, 2012
bush anenome
Aunty M Flammatory Enterprises of Kauai added this to Foliage
June 11, 2012
Partial Kolkwitzia amabilis Maradco golden
rahrah1st added this to outdoors/landscaping
June 11, 2012
gold green
623gerry added this to 623gerry's Favorites
June 11, 2012
dream catcher beauty bush
pitichinaccio added this to landscaping
June 11, 2012
Deer resistant (note pruning tip)
microglo added this to Garden ideas
June 10, 2012
Great for shade
brooklyngardener added this to Gardens
June 10, 2012
Another introduction in recent years is a new twist on an old favorite: Dream Catcher beauty bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Maradco', zones 4 to 8). This gold plant is often marketed for sun, and it will grow there, but in part shade I've found it's just as happy, and its foliage tends not to bleach or burn like it might in full sun. Beauty bush blooms light pink in springtime on old wood, but I grow it more as a foliage plant. If you want your beauty bush to grow taller, and you notice it's sending up long antennae of new growth, prune off the moplike growth at its base to encourage those new, tall stems to thicken up. Mine has tripled in height in three years.
judith195 added this to Judith195s Garden Ideas
June 9, 2012
Dream Catcher beauty bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Maradco', zones 4 to 8). This gold plant is often marketed for sun, and it will grow there, but in part shade I've found it's just as happy, and its foliage tends not to bleach or burn like it might in full sun. Beauty bush blooms light pink in springtime on old wood, but I grow it more as a foliage plant.
carmellake added this to garden
June 9, 2012
Plant
momstrr added this to momstrr's Favorites
June 8, 2012
waltersbc added this to waltersbc's Favorites
June 8, 2012
Dream Catcher Beauty Bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Maradco' (zones 4 - 8)
normaann added this to Gardening
June 7, 2012
looks like creeping jenny but larger
rjb3154 added this to rjb3154's ideas
June 7, 2012
yard
goodwitch added this to Goodwitch's Garden
June 7, 2012
"Dream Catcher" Beautybush
nanahd added this to nanahd's Favorites
June 7, 2012
shade plant
winbonics added this to winbonics's Favorites
June 6, 2012
Dream Catcher beauty bush
bookwoman0122 added this to outside spaces
June 6, 2012
Color
sallybu added this to sallybu's ideas
June 6, 2012
garden
joisete added this to joisete's ideas
June 6, 2012
plant for shade
mcilveen added this to outdoor
June 6, 2012
trunorth added this to new house
June 6, 2012
Garden
nilofer added this to nilofer's gardening ideas
June 6, 2012
Dream Catcher beauty bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Maradco', zones 4 to 8). This gold plant is often marketed for sun, and it will grow there, but in part shade I've found it's just as happy, and its foliage tends not to bleach or burn like it might in full sun. Beauty bush blooms light pink in springtime on old wood, but I grow it more as a foliage plant. If you want your beauty bush to grow taller, and you notice it's sending up long antennae of new growth, prune off the moplike growth at its base to encourage those new, tall stems to thicken up.
rebeccajstone added this to Garden
June 6, 2012
Shade and color
hereandnow added this to lisachristine's ideas
June 6, 2012
front garden 2
stefciaskrabak added this to garden
June 6, 2012
dream catcher beauty bush
cjbrewer added this to yard work...
June 6, 2012
Zone 4 friendly.
Barbara Shelton added this to landscaping-hardscape ideas
June 6, 2012
dream catcher beauty bush for part shade
sandrj added this to garden
June 6, 2012
Shade
mmnindc added this to landscape
June 6, 2012
Dream Catcher beauty bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Maradco', zones 4 to 8), gold foliage, small pink flowers, sun to part shade
reli added this to landscape
June 6, 2012
shade
jdegiorgis added this to jdegiorgis's ideas
June 6, 2012
"Dream Catcher Beauty Bush" (Kolkwitzia amabilis)
patiopatti added this to patiopatti's ideas
June 6, 2012
plants for zone 7
cjwarriner added this to garden
June 6, 2012
shade
newgrandmother added this to newgrandmother's ideas
June 6, 2012
dream catcher beauty bush (kolkweitzia amabilis maradco
toujoursparis added this to Garden/Yard
June 6, 2012
Fly Catcher, beauty bush
notgnirrac added this to OUTDOORS
June 5, 2012
dream catcher beauty bush
debbieleal added this to Garden
June 5, 2012
Shade
Janan C added this to janan86's ideas
June 5, 2012
courtyard
lbrickman added this to lbrickman's Favorites
June 5, 2012
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