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ABELIA IT will come as no surprise that this shrub is related to the honeysuckle family when you get a whiff of its delicious sweet fragrance.
Petite dark green glossy leaves on arching stems are the backdrop to lots of small pink flowers which provide the lovely scent from July to September. Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. In colder areas, plant in a sheltered position near a wall for protection as it is borderline hardy.
It’s low maintenance – trim to keep tidy after flowering.