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Abelias are popular garden shrubs, hardy and drought tolerant, and relatively pest free. They also flower for months, with the flowers making a lovely contrast to the glossy foliage.
Plant Abelia in sun or part shade. It will do best in a moist humus rich soil, but is tolerant of less than ideal conditions. Abelia can be lightly pruned to keep the natural shape with arching branches, or heavily pruned to form a dense hedge.
Abelias are native to China, Japan and Mexico. There is currently breeding underway to improve the Abelia, to achieve better flowering, fragrance, compactness and colours.
Flower colour: White, pink
Flowering season: not specified
Maximum height: 6 metres
Minimum height: 10 metres
Maximum width: 4 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Butterflies and other nectar loving insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: wet, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6-7.5
Fungal root rot in wet conditions
Planting season: any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose.