Category: Shrub - Evergreen
Zones: 6 to 7
Size: To 10' tall and wide
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Long flowering, lilac to pinkish, tubular flowers, slightly fragrant. Light shade and moist soil preferred. Flowers from summer to autumn.
Published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 23: 358 in 1888.
Native to China. Introduced by Ernest Wilson in 1910.
RHS Award of garden merit in 2002, Award of Merit in 1926.
Synonym: Abelia schumannii (Graebn.) Rehder - and often still known by this name.