Abelia engleriana

Abelia engleriana.jpg

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

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

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

Propagation:
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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