Abelia Bumble Bee

Height 90cm
Spread 1.2m
Full sun
Full sun/Part Shade
Botanical Name: Abelia shumannii Bumble Bee

Variety Profile

  • Profuse display of scented,white flowers tinted with mauve throught summer and autumn.
  • Lush foliage which displays autumn colour.
  • Compact, neat habit which responds well to clipping for hedging or topiary specimens.
  • Hardy once established and easy to grow.

Cultural Care

Low water requirements once established requiring only occasional deep watering during extended periods of heat.
Grows well in most soil types which are well draining. Feed with a slow release fertiliser during spring.
Prune to shape during spring to maintain a neat and dense habit. For hedging - regular light clipping as required to keep neat.

Plant Uses

  • Fast growing for new gardens
  • Ideal for hedging or topiary specimen
  • General use in water wise gardens
  • Suitable for coastal regions


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