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RE: Adorable Abelia.

in #abelia2 years ago

#Abelia-X-grandiflora :


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This is a rounded, semi-evergreen shrub to 10 feet tall and 12 feet wide with glossy, dark green leaves. From midsummer to autumn, it produces fragrant, funnel-shaped white flowers that are tinged with pink.
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Culture:


Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best flowering in full sun. Prefers moist, organically rich soils which drain well. Somewhat evergreen in the South, but generally deciduous in the St. Louis area where stems may suffer substantial damage (including dying to the ground) in cold winters. Significant stem damage can be expected when winter temperatures approach zero degrees F. Best sited in a protected location in the St. Louis area. Blooms on new wood, so prune as needed (e.g., remove stems lost to winter and, if desired, thin to the ground up to 1/3 of old stems) in late winter to early spring.
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Problems:


Anthracnose, leaf spots, powdery mildew, and fungal root rots may occur.

Basic care instruction :


#Plant Feed:
Slow release feed in spring.

#Watering:
Keep well-watered.

#Soil:
Well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

#Basic Care Summary:
For best results, plant in acidic, fertile but well-drained soil. Keep soil moist, watering freely in dry weather. Prune back early each spring for best display.
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