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Fragrant Abelia

Botanical Name
Abelia mosanensis
Min Zone
5
Max Zone
9
Height
5 to 6 feet
Width
4 to 5 feet
Flowers
Late spring to summer: pink with white centers, fragrant
Fall Color
Oranges, reds
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained, acidic
Planting & Care
  • Adaptable to most conditions
  • Fragrant abelia is semi-evergreen in Southern states.  Some gardeners find its casual appearance a bit unsettling while others like the carefree nature.
  • Does not perform well in the heat and humidity of the deep South (Zones 7-9)
  • Fragrant blooms and fall color make it worth planting several in the yard
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Monia - 4 feet, rounded form, orange-red fall color
  • Bridal Bouquet - 3 to 5 feet, rounded form

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