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botanical name:
Abelia schumannii
Abelia schumannii © Deeproot Plant Base
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family:  Caprifoliaceae
characteristics: shrub, semi-evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 1.50m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
description:
Graceful shrub with long flowering season. Lilac-pink tubular flowers which are slightly scented. Semi-evergreen.

cultivation:
Needs a fairly sheltered, warm location with some protection from cold winds. May be damaged by hard frosts.

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:
RHS AGM

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