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Abelia chinensis

Common Name(s):
Chinese abelia
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought tolerant; attracts butterflies and hummingbirds; flowers on new growth

Seasons of Interest:

Bloom: Summer, White, fragrant  Seed: Achene

Play Value: Wildlife Enhancement

Height:
5-7 ft.
Foliage:
0.7-1.5 in. dark green leaves; lighter green beneath; serrated margins
Flower:
White, fragrant flowers in small clusters from July to September
Zones:
7-9
Habit:
Semi-evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well-drained site
Texture:
Medium to fine
Form:
Upright; spreading, rounded, loose
Width:
4-6 ft.
Tags:
sun, summer, pollinator, green, hummingbird, drought tolerant, drought, play, playground, children, fragrant, full sun, wildlife, partial shade, some shade, white, butterflies, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1395

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