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PlantFiles: Chinese Abelia
Abelia chinensis

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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)

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

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

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

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

Positive ldressage 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.

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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