Abelia engleriana

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Common name:
Plant Family: Caprifoliaceae
Type: shrub, semi-evergreen
Growth rate: medium, height x width: 1.8 x 1.8 m. (5' 11" x 5' 11")
Growth habit: arching
Main season of interest: Summer
Predominant colours: leaf ~ green
flower ~ pink
Position: full sun
Soil: dry, clay, sandy, pH preference: Any, pH tolerance: Any
Hardiness: minimum temperature -18°C (-0.4°F), USDA Zone 7 to 9
Origin: China

Semi-evergreen with glossy bright green leaves. Abundant purple-pink bell-shaped tubular flowers in June and July.

Well drained soil in full sun or light shade.
If required, lightly prune back shoots after flowering.

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

Design and Use Notes:
Shrub borders.

Other Notes:
Native to Sichuan, China.


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