Close up of spring Abelia mosanensis blooms

Abelia mosanensis

Abelia

Abelia mosanensis

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Close up of spring Abelia mosanensis blooms
  • Exceptional hardiness
  • Outstanding fragrance
  • Spring blooming
Description

A hardy, fragrant abelia discovered in Latvia. The rich pink flowers have a fragrance better than that of lilacs. Blooms adorn this plant from late May to early June. The glossy summer foliage turns an attractive orange-red in autumn. Even when other abelia species have been killed to the ground overwinter, this plant has survived.

USDA Zone 4 - 8 (-30°F/-34.4°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 5 - 6'

Width 5 - 6'

Finish Time 1.5 seasons

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color Pink

Foliage Color Green

Soil Abelia are adaptable to a range of soil types and will tolerate periods of dry soil. Best growth is in moist, well-drained soils; benefits from mulch in the lansdcape.

Pruning Abelia mosanensis blooms on old wood in early spring - prune only after blooming.

Uses Outstanding choice for a specimen, hedge, or as a backdrop to a mixed planting.

Growing Tips This is a very large plant that needs more space than other abelias. For the longest bloom time, do not allow it to dry out in spring. Best fall color develops in sunnier sites.