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Abelia floribunda

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height1.5m to 3m
  • Spread2m to 4m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourBright red-pink
  • Leaf ColourDark green glossy
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Abelia floribunda. This is an evergreen species, which produces arching shoots with leaves that are ovate and glossy dark green, and are about 5cm long. Bright red-pink flowers are produced in terminal panicles which will bloom in the early summer. The species will grow to about 3m tall and 4m wide.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Foliage and freely borne, elegant flowers, climbing.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained fertile soil, with full sun and shelter from cold dry winds.

Propagation

Root the cuttings in early summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Generally trouble free

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