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Abelia floribunda


Order: Dipsacales
   Family: Caprifoliaceae
            Genus: Abelia
                        Specie: Abelia floribunda

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 6 ft (1.8 m)

Cultivation: Sunny position with shelter from cold winds

Features: Attractive flowers and foliage

Uses: Mixed shrubbery Borders Tubs

Zones: 9-11

Description: The Mexican abelia is a native of the mountains of southern Mexico, and is a generally evergreen shrub with a somewhat open habit, growing to about 6 ft (1.8 m) tall with a spread of about the same distance. Its leaves are similar to those of Abelia

Growth Habit: Open habit with arching canes

Comments: Can become deciduous in cold zones

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