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

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

By greenwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Shrub borders.

other notes:
Native to Sichuan, China.

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