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Abelia schumannii

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  • Abelia schumannii | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Abelia schumannii | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height1.25m to 2m
  • Spread1m to 3m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourPinkish orange
  • Leaf ColourBronzy green

Description

Abelia schumannii. This species is an arching, bushy, semi-evergreen shrub, producing ovate-pointed, bronze-green leaves tinged with bronze at their tips. The flowers are axillary cymes or terminal panicles of scented orange-pink, funnel shaped blooms from early summer to early autumn.

Characteristics

Semi-evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

C. China

Interest and use

Hedging. Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You can grow in well-drained semi-moist clay soil with a position in full sun.

Propagation

Root the cuttings in early summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Generally trouble free.

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