Abelia floribunda

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Common name:
Plant Family: Caprifoliaceae
Type: shrub, evergreen
Growth rate: medium, height x width: 3 x 4 m. (9' 10" x 13' 1")
Growth habit: arching
Main season of interest: Summer
Predominant colours: leaf ~ dark green
flower ~ pink
Position: full sun, partial shade
Soil: dry, clay, sandy, pH preference: Any, pH tolerance: Any
Hardiness: minimum temperature -7°C (19.4°F), USDA Zone 9 to 11
Origin: Mexico

Description:
Evergreen shrub with arching branches and glossy dark green leaves. Clusters of pendant, long tubular, bright cerise-pink flowers in early summer.

Cultivation:
Needs a sheltered, warm location with some protection from cold winds and hard frosts, as although frost hardy it may not survive long periods of very low temperatures. A position against a warm sunny wall would be ideal.
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.

 

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