Abelia parvifolia

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Abelia parvifolia (Graebn.) Rehder

Eucryphiaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun   8

Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: semi-evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

    

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: drupe

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Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: single
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Saxifraganae
Ordo:
Cunoniales

Abelia parvifolia is a shrub.

Naming

Abelia parvifolia was described by William Botting Hemsley in 1888. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

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.

Characteristics

Abelia parvifolia - flowers

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 10 to 15 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

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.

Root System

Distribution

Abelia parvifolia is native to West 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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