Abelia x grandiflora

Abelia x grandiflora
Abelia x grandiflora
Abelia x grandiflora

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Abelia × grandiflora (Glossy Abelia) is a hybrid Abelia, raised by hybridising Abelia chinensis with A. uniflora. It is a deciduous or semi-evergreen multi-stemmed shrub with rounded, spreading, or gracefully arching branches to 1-1.8 m tall. The leaves are ovate, glossy, dark green, 2-6 cm long. The flowers are produced in clusters, white, tinged pink, bell-shaped, to 2 cm long.

Cultivation and usesEdit

Abelia × grandiflora was first raised at the Rovelli nursery by Lake Maggiore in Italy in 1886. It is used as an ornamental plant in specimen plantings in gardens, or in a mixed border with other shrubs. Propagation is by cuttings.

Synonyms include Abelia rupestris Hort., Linnaea pringiana Graebn, and L. spaethiana Graebn.

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Last modified on 21 August 2008, at 08:58