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Abelia floribunda

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Abelia floribunda
  • Family: Caprifoliaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Abelia floribunda

Plants in the Abelia genus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees, bearing dark green leaves and funnel- or trumpet-shaped flowers in summer and autumn. They’re extremely attractive to bees. 

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Abelia floribunda is a semi-evergreen or evergreen shrub with shiny dark leaves and contrasting clusters of bright pink, tubular flowers in early summer. It’s hardy to -10°C and can therefore withstand average winters in coastal and milder regions of Britain, but may need protection in harsh winters, or if grown further inland or north.

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For best results grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered spot. Abelia floribunda is well suited to being grown in a large container, which can be moved indoors in autumn. 

How to grow Abelia floribunda

  • Plant size

    3m height

    4m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do Prune in April

Do Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Abelia floribunda and wildlife

Abelia floribunda is known for attracting butterflies​/​moths. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Does not attract Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Abelia floribunda poisonous?

Abelia floribunda has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People