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Chinese Abelia
Abelia chinensis

Family: Caprifoliaceae (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info) (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abelia (a-BEE-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: chinensis (chi-NEN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Huntsville, Alabama

Dublin, California

East Windsor, Connecticut

Albany, Georgia

Chapel Hill, North Carolina (2 reports)

Columbia, South Carolina

Hartsville, South Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 5, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This 3-5' spreading shrub has sweetly scented, pale-rose flowers.

Positive

On Mar 11, 2006, ldressage from Chapel Hill, NC wrote:

I grew this plant on the west side of our house. Did wonderfully. At one point we counted over fifty butterflies on this plant. The flowers are not very showy but are nice. When we moved I planted two of these. I really like them. Chapel Hill, NC.