Genus: Abelia

Abelia

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
Abelia (Abelia)
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Caprifoliaceae
Abelias are shrubs found on hillsides and open woodlands from the Himalayas to East Asia and in Mexico. The clusters of tubular flowers are borne on the current year's growth in summer and autumn. In many species the floral parts remain showy after the flowering period.
Noteworthy characteristics:  Deciduous and evergreen shrubs grown for pleasing foliage with an opposite leaf arrangement and for a long blooming period. Place in a sunny or partially shaded border.
Care:  Provide fertile, well-drained soil, and sun to part shade. Shelter from wind. Prune minimally.
Propagation: 

Root cuttings in early or late summer.

Problems: 

Anthracnose, leaf spots, powdery mildew, fungal root rots.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Abelia

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abelia
Abelia 'Edward Goucher'
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Glossy abelia
Abelia  × grandiflora
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Variegated glossy abelia
Abelia  × grandiflora 'Confetti'