Abelia – growing shrub of the genus Abelia also known as Abelia shrub or Abelia plant, Abelia perennial evergreen or cold deciduous plant also used as ornamental fragrant hedge plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and grow in hardiness zone 6-10.
Leaves color can be: green, or variegate green with white, purple, red or yellow, leaf can change the color in the autumn to purple or red, in shape of elliptic to ovate with pointed top.
Flower color can be: pink, white, red, purple or yellow, flower in trumpet shape, flowers grow in umbel shape.
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How to grow Abelia growing and care:
Well drained soil, moist, mulch (only in the beginning)
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, in order to get specific cultivar
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Winter / Spring, in hot climate also in the autumn
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mites
How to prune:
Just for design
Size of the plant?
0.5-1.5 m, 20-60 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower:
Trumpet shape flower, the flowers grow in cluster in umbel shape, color can be: pink, yellow, purple, red or white