Abelia chinensis

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 Abelia chinensis subsp. var.  Chinese abelia
Abelia chinensis RJB1.jpg
Habit: shrub
Height: to
Width: to
6ft 8ft
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Lifespan: perennial
Origin: China
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer, early fall, mid fall, late fall
Exposure: sun
Water: moist
Features: deciduous, flowers, butterflys
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USDA Zones: 8 to 10
Sunset Zones: 4-24, 28-34
Flower features: white
Caprifoliaceae > Abelia chinensis var. ,

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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