Abelia spathulata

Deciduous shrub 1.5-2 m high by nearly or completely bald young twigs. Leaves 2.5-5.5 cm long, ovate with rounded top and focused at the base, bright green and bare except for the main vein on the underside. More or less serrated leaf edge. Flowers in clusters of two or four at the end of short and leaves grown arrows, forming a loose inflorescence. Bracts five, elongated, reddish to 7 mm long. Corolla 1.5-2.5 cm long, slender tube with a funnel-shaped, creamy white with orange spots in the throat. Flowers in May and June.

Is endemic in Japan: Honshu south of Tohoku, Shikoku and Kyushu.
Grows in open, sunny boshellingen from sea level to 1200 meters.
Introduced in 1879 by Charles Maries for the Veitch Nurseries.
The species is rarely cultivated.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in gardening and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s