Hinton Ampner Garden

Abelia engleriana

Chinese Abelia


The Terrace .


A large (2m x 2m) semi-evergreen shrub with lightly scented, purple-pink, bell-shaped flowers in mid summer. These flowers have an eye-catching golden-orange throat. Native to Szechuan province in China the flowers appear on arching branches which are covered with bright green leaves. An ideal choice of shrub for a warm and sunny garden.

Site and Care:

Will grow in any type of soil in full sun or partial shade and can benefit from the shelter of a south or west facing wall. Prune after flowering removing older wood to maintain shape. Propagation is by softwood cuttings in summer. It may keep its leaves throughout mild winters. In colder winters the leaves will fall.