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botanical name:
Abelia triflora
Abelia triflora © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Zabelia triflora
family:  Caprifoliaceae
characteristics: shrub, semi-evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 3.50m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Graceful, upright shrub or small tree. Deciduous or semi-evergreen in milder climates. Ovate dark green leaves. Clusters of fragrant, pink-tinged, white flowers in summer

cultivation:
Well drained moist to dryish soil in sun or part shade. Needs a fairly sheltered, warm location with some protection from cold winds.
If required, lightly prune back shoots after flowering.

propagation:
From seed or by greenwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

usage:
Shrub borders.

other notes:
From the Himalayas.

pronounced: a-BEE-lee-uh TRY-flor-uh

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