Rounded shrub with arched and supple twigs. Semi persistent. White fragrant flowers in summer. Height 1 to 1,5m.
Trees and shrubs
Zone 8: from -12°C to -7°C
Couleur de feuille
Couleur de fleur
100 to 150cm
1 to 2m
Type de sol
Utilisation au jardin
ORIGIN: Central and Eastern China in temperate regions. The Abelia was discovered by British Doctor Clarke Abel in 1816-17. The new genus Abelia was created in 1825 following this discovery. Introduced into culture in 1844.
CLIMATE: Resistant to -10 ° C. One of the most hardy in the species.
SOIL: Well drained, slightly acid. This plant is resistant to drought.
GROWTH: Normal to fast.
MULTIPLICATION: By herbaceous cuttings in July-August.
Use: Hedge, boarder or isolated.
Mérit: Award of Merit 1976 (RHS).
DIMENSIONS: Can reach up to 1.5m to 2m in good conditions, height as width.
HABIT: Its port is at the same time bushy and flared, supple and dense.
Trunk: Multi stems and bushy.
BARK: Light brown to olive green, vertically rift, exfoliating with age. Branches finely pubescent reddish.
Branches: Woody and cylindrical rods.
SHAPE: Single sheet, opposite; pennate; blade lanceolate and toothed; pointed top; cuneiform base.
COLOR: Shiny green that becomes purple bronze in autumn.
Note: Deciduous or semi-persistent, even persistent in mild climate.
DATE: July-August and can sometimes reach October.
SHAPE: In corymbe of tubular flowers terminated in 5 lobes, length of a flower: 2cm.
COLOR: White tinged with pink, rosy calyx.
NOTE: Perfumed flowering, capable of embalming a whole garden in hot weather. Melliferous.
SHAPE: Akene, indehiscent dry fruit. It does not open to maturity. Insignificant.