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Abelia mosanensis
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Fragrant Abelia

Abelia mosanensis

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Abelia

Abelia mosanensis full sun  partial shade

Favored by butterflies and garden visitors alike, masses of pink buds and rose-blushed white trumpet-style blooms, exuding the sweetest most delectable Lilac fragrance, precede colorful long lasting calyxes. Loosely arranged upright arching stems and attractive glossy leaves that glow with spectacular oranges and reds in autumn describe the rounded multistemmed frame. Planted as an easily grown informal hedge or hardy medium-sized specimen, this rarely offered Korean native appreciates periodic pruning and adapts to varied soil types and growing conditions, but detests the heat and humidity of the deep south.

Blooms May–June

Size: 4' 0"–6' 0" high x 4' 0"–6' 0" wide; hardy to zone 5.

Abelia mosanensis (S-0768)
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