Abelia

Scientific Name: 
x grandiflora
Family Name: 
Caprifoliaceae
Place of Origin: 
Eastern Asia, Mexico
Plant Description: 
A shrub that can be evergreen or deciduous depending on the climate grown. Has glossy green leaves that turn bronze to red in Autumn. Has white to pink bell shaped flowers. If it reminds you a little of a honeysuckle, it's because it's from the same family.
Plant Height: 
1-6m
Plant Use: 
Bee Fodder
Craft/Construction/Fibre
Of Interest: 
When it flowers in Autumn and Spring, the bees make a beeline for it and enjoy the nectar and pollen in a big way...so if you only have room for one shrub or tree for bees, this might be a good choice. It has a lovely scent and some species can be used as a hedge plant. The timber is hard and could be used to make a walking stick.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Shrub
Climate: 
Cool
Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Sub-Tropical
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Evergreen

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