Lucky Kolkwitzia amabilis / Beauty Bush Find
Had to share a lucky find....
We bought a house in Dec. with little to no existing gardens... BUT there was this big 'ugly' bush in the back yard hillside. As it turns out it's a Kolkwitzia amabilis / Beauty bush which,while unremarkable during most of the year, can be spectacular in bloom. This one is about 20 years old! The former owners kept it sheared like a trimmed pillar cedar... so it's probably not been identified as a flowering shrub... but it won't be trimmed this year let me tell you!!
Below are urls to pics... (Not of MY bush but others found on the net.)
Gotta love a good find!!