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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

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.

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