Hinton Ampner Garden

Abelia schumannii

Schumann's Abelia


The Terrace Border.
The Autumn Border


A semi-evergreen spreading, hardy shrub, with dark green leaves grown for their fragrant funnel-shaped lilac-pink flowers freely borne in late summer. H: 1.8m S: 1.8m (6ft x 6ft). Native to China.

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 in the spring removing older wood to maintain shape. Propagation is by softwood cuttings in summer.