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RE: Adorable Abelia.

in #abelia2 years ago

I know this plants Abelia - long-flowering shrub for home and garden. But Abelia is a rare visitor in our country, because the climate does not allow her to grow. Her name was given by Clark Abel (1780-1826), English botanist and zoologist, doctor, researcher of flora and fauna of China, India and Indonesia. Abelia is appreciated for beautiful fragrant flowers, elegant appearance of bushes and long flowering.
Plants prefer sunny places or a light shadow. The soil must be well drained. Summer in the heat requires abundant watering.
After flowering, remove old and damaged shoots.

With ease grown in common, medium, well-drained soil in full solar to part color. Satisfactory flowering in full sun. Prefers moist, organically wealthy soils which drain well. Somewhat evergreen within the South, but on the whole deciduous within the St. Louis area the place stems may undergo substantial harm (together with dying to the ground) in bloodless winters. Gigantic stem injury can be expected when winter temperatures method zero levels F. Exceptional sited in a protected vicinity in the St. Louis subject. Blooms on new timber, so prune as wanted (e.G., remove stems misplaced to iciness and, if preferred, thin to the bottom as much as 1/3 of old stems) in late winter to early spring.

Graceful, arching branches densely clothed with oval, usually glossy leaves 1/2–1 1/2 inches long; bronzy new growth. Tubular or bell-shaped flowers in clusters at ends of branches or among leaves. Though small, blossoms are plentiful enough to be showy, mostly during summer and early fall. When blooms drop, they usually leave purplish or copper-colored sepals that provide color into the fall months. Leaves also may take on bronzy tints in fall.