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botanical name:
Abelia chinensis
Abelia chinensis © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Abelia rupestris
family:  Caprifoliaceae
characteristics: shrub, semi-evergreen
height: 2.00m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
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.

Shrub borders.

other notes:
pronounced: a-BEE-lee-uh chin-EN-sis
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