Abelia parvifolia (Graebn.) Rehder
Abelia parvifolia is a shrub.
Abelia parvifolia was described by William Botting Hemsley in 1888. The name is considered as validly published.
Abelia parvifolia 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.
The shrubs reach heights of 10 to 15 centimetres.
Wood and Bark
Abelia parvifolia is semi-deciduous. The dark-green, simple leaves are opposite. They are ovate and petiolate with entire margins and arcuate venation. They turn an attractive dark red in autumn.
Flowers and Fruits
Abelia parvifolia produces panicles of light purple funnel-shaped flowers from May to September.
The shrubs produce drupes.
Abelia parvifolia is native to West China.
The shrubs prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -12Â°C (USDA zone 8).
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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