beautybush Caprifoliaceae Kolkwitzia amabilis
Leaf:Opposite, simple, ovate, 1 1/2 to 3 inches long, entire or with a few sparse shallow teeth, long tip, dull green above, paler below.
Flower:Pink, bell shaped, 1 inch long, in showy, numerous clusters, appearing in late spring.
Fruit:Hairy, bristly capsule, 1/4 inch long in loose clusters.
Twig:Slender, at first fuzzy, but later glabrous; buds small.
Bark:Light brown, it splits vertically and eventually peels and exfoliates.
Form:Arching, spreading shrub, graceful hanging branches, reaches 8 feet tall, usually as wide as it is tall.