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Abelia in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Linnaea syn. Abelia

 

Abelia

These shrubs or trees come in either deciduous or evergreen varieties with plain shiny or variegated leaves. Often with arching branches and producing pale pink slightly scented flower clusters.

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plant Features
  • Abelia likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Abelia likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Abelia is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Abelia likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Abelia

Latin name

Linnaea syn. Abelia

type

Flowering shrubs or trees

family

Caprifoliaceae

ph

5.6 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Abelia likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Abelia is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Abelia likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Abelia likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Abelia is 3.00meters x 4.00meters 3.00 M 4.00 M

Linnaea syn. Abelia

These shrubs or trees come in either deciduous or evergreen varieties with plain shiny or variegated leaves. Often with arching branches and producing pale pink slightly scented flower clusters.


Planting Outdoors

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant out in a reasonably sheltered, fertile but well drained,sunny site, it is not keen on wind. Dig in well rotted compost before planting.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade. They need to be covered to keep moisture in.

 

Flowering Season

From Late Spring TO Late Summer

Long flowering with pink slightly scented flower clusters.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Take soft wood cuttings in spring to early summer. Cleanly cut up to a 10 cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. Keep the cuttings moist until well rooted.Harden off when well rooted and pot on into individual pots increasing the airing to let the leaves to develop. Remove rotten, dying or dead cuttings regularly.

 
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