Abelia engleriana - flowers in late summer
  • Abelia engleriana
  • Abelia engleriana - flowers in late summer

Abelia engleriana


(Chinese Abelia) Abelia engleriana is an unusual medium sized, semi-evergreen shrub with masses of lightly scented purple-pink flowers in mid summer.

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Native to Szechuan province in China, Abelia engleriana is an unusual semi-evergreen shrub with lightly scented, purple-pink, bell-shaped flowers in mid summer. These flowers have an eye-catching golden-orange throat.

The flowers appear on arching branches which are covered with bright green leaves. An ideal choice of shrub for a warm and sunny garden.

  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Abelia engleriana requires shelter from cold winter winds.
  • Flowering Period: July - September
  • Flower Colour: Pale purple / pink
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Medium sized, rounded shrub.
    • Height: 2 m (6 ft)
    • Spread: 2 m (6 ft)
  • Pruning To reduce size and encourage flowering, trim back by one third after flowering or in the spring.
  • Notes: Abelia engleriana is semi-evergreen and may keep its leaves throughout mild winters. In colder winters the leaves will fall.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Acid
Special Features
Flowering Season - Spring (March - May), Honey Fungus Resistant, Evergreen

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