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Abelia schumannii

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Abelia schumannii Schumann Abelia,Schumann Abelia,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Shrub Like

Description:
Popular compact evergreen shrub with glossy foliage and arching branches. Red new growth ages to green and a profusion of mauve flowers appear from Spring through to Autumn. Grows approx. 2m tall x 3m wide. Adaptable to most soil types, mass plant as a low hedge, use in borders, under trees or in decorative pots.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Black Spot, Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Easy going shrub, will adapt where planted. Likes a light prune to shape in late Winter or Spring to keep from looking scrappy. Can suffer from black spot in humid conditions.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Caprifoliaceae Asia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Burgundy, Green, Red
Flower Colour: Pink, White
Flower Fragrant: Yes
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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