ABELIA

FLOWERING SHRUB. Evergreen or deciduous flowering shrubs which prefer a sunny wall or fence except in mild districts where they may be planted in more exposed positions. Abelia triflora is probably the hardiest species. It is deciduous and bears fragrant, rose-white flowers in summer on an erect plant which grows 6—10 ft. high. A. Floribunda is semi-evergreen, less vigorous and somewhat tender, although it often succeeds near London given a sunny wall. The rosy-red, hanging flowers are very freely produced in June.

Abelias are increased in August by cuttings about 3 in. long of half-ripe shoots which must be rooted in pots of sandy soil, preferably with a little bottom heat.

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