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Abelia floribunda (Mexican abelia)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
9ft 10in
Max height
13ft 1in
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Abelia floribunda

Other names

Mexican abelia

Genus

Abelia Abelia

Species

A. floribunda - A. floribunda is a borderline hardy, evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub with arching branches bearing ovate, glossy, dark green leaves and panicles of fragrant, pendent, tubular, purple-pink flowers in early summer.


Abelia floribunda is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Perfumed flowers

Habit

Arching

Flower

Purplish-pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Genrally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble fre

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Abelia floribunda (Mexican abelia) will reach a height of 9ft 10in and a spread of 13ft 1in after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in autumn or spring in well-drained soil in sun. Shelter from cold, drying winds and protect from frost. Best planted against a wall or in a full bed where neighboring shrubs provide shelter.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Abelia floribunda

Other names

Mexican abelia

Genus

Abelia Abelia

Species

A. floribunda - A. floribunda is a borderline hardy, evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub with arching branches bearing ovate, glossy, dark green leaves and panicles of fragrant, pendent, tubular, purple-pink flowers in early summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Perfumed flowers

Habit

Arching


Colour

Flower

Purplish-pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Genrally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble fre

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Abelia floribunda (Mexican abelia) will reach a height of 9ft 10in and a spread of 13ft 1in after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in autumn or spring in well-drained soil in sun. Shelter from cold, drying winds and protect from frost. Best planted against a wall or in a full bed where neighboring shrubs provide shelter.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

WUCOLS water use

North Central Coastal - Moderate/Medium

Central Valley - Unknown

South Coastal - Moderate/Medium

South Inland Valley - Moderate/Medium

High & Inter. Desert - Inappropriate

Low Desert - Inappropriate

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