|Abelia chinensis subsp. var.||Chinese abelia|
Abelia chinensis (Chinese abelia, syn. A. rupestris). Spreading, deciduous shrub to 4-5 ft. tall with fragrant, pink-tinted white flowers in summer and fall. Exceptionally attractive to butterflies. Has ovate, glossy, dark green leaves, to 1. 1/2 in (4cm) long. From summer to autumn, bears terminal panicles of fragrant, funnel-shaped, pink-tinged white flowers, 1/4 in (6mm) long, with 5-lobed pink calyces.
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
R. Br. (A. rupestris, Lindl.). Shrub, 3-6 ft.: lvs. ovate, rounded at the base, 3/4 - l 1/2 in. long, serrate, hairy on the midrib beneath and sometimes with scattered hairs above, deciduous: fls. in terminal dense panicles, funnel-form, white, ½ in. long; sepals oblong, ¼ in. long; stamens exserted. Summer. China. B.R. 32:8. Gn. 27, p. 424. P.F.G. 2:201. G. 8:143.— A. rupestris is sometimes considered a distinct species, but the differences are very slight.
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- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963
- Sunset National Garden Book. Sunset Books, Inc., 1997. ISBN 0376038608
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