ABELIA schumanii

A profusion of lilac-pink flowers with an orange blotch. Good hardy variety which gives excellent value
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ABELIA schumanii

 
  • Deciduous
    Mid-green leaves, bronze when young, to 3cm (1¼in) long
  • Shades of pink All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Lilac pink
  • Height
    1.8m (6ft)
  • Spread
    1.8m (6ft)
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Arching shoots. Produces flowers singly or in axillary cymes
  • Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - good trained against a wall. Wildlife plant - insects
  • Pests & Diseases
    none
  • Place of origin
    central China
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Tubular - funnel-shaped flowers 2.5cm (1in) long with 2-lobed calyces
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate see photos above
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers - slightly scented.
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
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1.8m (6ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.8m (6ft)
 

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