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Abelia chinensis/Chinese Abelia

Abelia chinensis / Abelia chinensis
Sepals remaining after flower
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Sepals remaining after flower


Floral cluster

Mid-August bloom

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Scientific Name: Abelia chinensis
Common Name: Chinese Abelia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: White, Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: One of easiest to grow plants. Calyx persists long after flowers are gone. Expecially good shrub in the Upper South. Has virtually no plant pests. If you remove some of the old stalks every couple of years to keep plants rejuvenated they can live for many years. Flowers are very fragrant.