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ABELIA mosanensis

Image of Abelia mosanensis

Russell Stafford

Family

Caprifoliaceae

Botanical Name

ABELIA mosanensis

Plant Common Name

Abelia

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

This genus is comprised of approximately 20 to 30 species of woody shrubs to include many hybrids and cultivated varieties. Most Abelia species originate from Central and eastern Asia. These may be evergreen or deciduous and vary in size and habit. All have small, tubular flowers that may be white or pale pink. The most commonly planted Abelia for the landscape is Abelia x grandiflora, which is a hybrid between Abelia chinensis and Abelia uniflora. In general, members of this genus prefer full to part sun and well drained, average soil. Many can be used as hedges, in mixed borders or foundation plantings.

Characteristics

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Native To

    Mexico, Central Asia, Eastern Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Foundation, Hedges

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No