Abelia engleriana

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Abelia engleriana (Graebn.) Rehder

Caprifoliaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun   8

Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: drupe

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: single
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Cornidae
Superordo:
Dipsacanae
Ordo:
Dipsacales

Abelia engleriana is a shrub.

Naming

Abelia engleriana was already described and the name validly published by Karl Otto Robert Peter Paul Graebner. It was Alfred Rehder, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1911.

Taxonomy

Abelia engleriana is a species in the genus Abelia which contains approximately 39 to 45 species and belongs to the family of the Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family). The type species of the genus is Abelia chinensis.

Characteristics

Growth

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Abelia engleriana is deciduous. The green, simple leaves are opposite. They are entire, petiolate and have arcuate venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Abelia engleriana flowers from June to July.

The shrubs produce drupes.

Root System

Distribution

Abelia engleriana is native to China.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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