Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Maradco'


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Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Maradco' ('Dream Catcher') - This ups the ante for Beautybush. All leaves emerge reddish, lighten to orange then fade light yellow and mature bright chartreuse to lime green. In mid-spring the flower buds, cymes, emerge burgundy and open in into five-lobed bells in a soft pink with yellow throats almost entirely cloaking this fine shrub. Another fine feature of this selection is that the foliage often offers good autumn tones in orange and gold before falling. The shrub's habit is upright, with arching branches, the aggregate making a vase-shaped to rounded outline. The wood on old specimens can become gnarled with exfoliating bark which adds to winter interest. If you are to prune this fine candidate in a shrub border, part of a screening scheme or as a specimen please do so right after flowering as Kolkwitzia amabilis blooms on old wood. Trouble-free in full to mostly full sun in fertile, draining ground. Deer resistant... they seem not to be interested. Established potted shrub from cutting.


8-10 ft


8-10 ft


Item Description Price  
KOLKWIM Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Maradco' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $30.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Maradco'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Exfoliating

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Specimen
  • Shrub Border

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Draining


  • China

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown