Parent: Abelia parvifolia
Category: Shrub - Deciduous
Zones: 7 to 9
Size: 3' tall and wide
Growth Rate: Moderate
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Long flowering, pinkish, tubular flowers, slightly fragrant. Light shade and moist soil preferred.
From Europe. Often sold as Abelia schumannii 'Bumblebee'.
I purchased a 4" pot from Bluestone Perennials in May 2011 and planted it by the pool fence on the perennial bed side. It dwindled and in August I potted it up and put it in the conservatory to try and strengthen it. Still not much growth by Spring 2012. I planted it in the One Of Everything, it struggled so I moved it in spring 2013 to the new raised bed where it died.