The Main Plant entry for Abelias (Linnaea)

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

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Location: Middle TennesseeDate: 2012-11-05Branching to 8 ft. before pruning
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Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 21, 2013 9:13 PM

"Abelia is a genus of about 15-30 species and many hybrids in the honeysuckle family Caprifoliaceae. Some authors, including the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group, consider Abelia and related genera to belong instead in the segregate family Linnaeaceae, also including such genera as Linnaea, Abelia, Dipelta, Kolkwitzia, and Zabelia, but not such others as Lonicera or Symphoricarpos, included by them instead in a more narrowly viewed Caprifoliaceae.

Abelias are popular garden shrubs. The most widely grown is the hybrid Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy Abelia; hybrid Abelia chinensis x Abelia uniflora). This is a rounded, spreading, multi-stemmed shrub with gracefully arching branches to 1-1.8 m tall, with ovate, glossy, dark green semi-evergreen leaves to 2–6 cm long, and clusters of white-tinged-pink, bell-shaped flowers to 2 cm long.

Abelia species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species (see list of Lepidoptera that feed on Abelia), and also serve as a nectar source for some insects."

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