Abelia chinensis


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Common name:
Synonyms: Abelia rupestris
Plant Family: Caprifoliaceae
Type: shrub, semi-evergreen
Growth rate: medium, height x width: 2 x 2 m. (6' 7" x 6' 7")
Growth habit: bushy
Main season of interest: Summer
Predominant colours: leaf ~ dark green
flower ~ white
stem ~ brown
Position: full sun, partial shade
Soil: moist, clay, sandy, pH preference: Any, pH tolerance: Any
Hardiness: minimum temperature -5°C (23°F), USDA Zone 9 to 10
Origin: China

Spreading, deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub with small, glossy dark green leaves which turn bronze-purple in autumn. Panicles of small, funnel-shaped, pink-tinged, white flowers are produced in late summer and into autumn.

Fertile, well drained soil. Full sun or a little shade. Needs a fairly sheltered, warm location with some protection from cold winds.

By greenwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.


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