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Commonly known as Fragrant abelia
DeciduousBright green leaves to 12cm (4¾in) long turn orange-red in autumn
Tall ShrubMulti-stemmed shrub. Flowers with showy, 5-lobed pink calyces, continue for many weeks
Hardy - very cold winterHardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
Full sunShelter from cold, dry winds
Additional FeaturesGood to knowSyn. Zabelia tyaihyoni. Wildlife plant - insectsPests & DiseasesTrouble freePlace of originKoreaResistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower ShapePaniclesTerminal paniclesTubularTo 1.5cm (½in) long
Garden Location/ConditionsBorderIdeal for the back of a sunny border
(see photos above)
(see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 1Suitable 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 PlantsScented flowersVery fragrant
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil