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The Beauty Bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis) is a flowering, deciduous shrub in the Caprifoliaceae family.

It is native to China.

It grows to about 240 centimetres (94 inches) tall. 

It is an arching, spreading bush with light-brown flaky bark. It is usually as wide as it is tall. 

The bell-shaped flowers of the Beauty Bush are light-pink with darker pink in the bud and an orange-yellow veined or webbed pattern in the centre of its five petals. They grow in pairs. They are about 2.5 centimetres (one inch) long. 

Its fruit is a hairy, ovoid capsule. 

It blooms in late spring. 

Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, France, April 2022.

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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