Abeila schumannii

Abeila schumannii

Family: Caprifoliaceae


Plant type Shrub
Height 3 to 4 feet
Spread 3 to 4 feet
Habit Bushy
Foliage Evergreen to deciduous
Growth rate Slow
Interests Flowers
Uses Borders
Skill level Average
Maintenance Slight
Hardiness 8
Heat zone
Sun Full sun to part shade
Moisture Dry to average
Soil type Neutral to slightly lime
Soil fertility Moderate
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered to average
Flower colour Pink, red, white
Flower season Late summer to mid autumn
Flower size Small
Foliage colour Green, red
Fruit colour
Edible parts
Harvest time
Stems
Features Scented flowers
Wildlife
Texture Medium

Abelia schumannii is a shrub grown for its foliage and flowers. A. schumannii is a dwarf variety growing to 4 feet (120cm) high by 4 feet (120cm wide). Plants can be deciduous, semi-evergreen or evergreen depending on climate with a hardiness between zones 7 and 9. Foliage is often tinted red. It will do best planted against a wall for extra warmth. Flowers are smallish and tubular, of rosy-lilac, scented and borne from late summer to autumn.

Abelia schumannii prefers a sunny position in a drier, slightly alkaline soil. In late spring, prune to remove dead wood and in late summer. Propagate by taking soft wood cuttings in summer.


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SeasonDetails
Late-spring Prune to remove dead wood

 

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