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botanical name:
Abelia engleriana
Abelia engleriana © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Caprifoliaceae
characteristics: shrub, semi-evergreen
height: 1.80m
width: 1.80m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
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.

usage:
Shrub borders.

other notes:
Native to Sichuan, China.

pronounced: a-BEE-lee-uh eng-ler-ee-AY-nuh

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