Mystery Shrub

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  1. Roy Sinn

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    Lost the tag (and my memory) for the shrub in the photos. Measures in cm are:
    • Plant: 45 (h) x 80 (w)
    • Mature Leaf: 2 x 4
    • Flower: 2 (l) x 1.5 (at crown)
    I think it has been in bloom for about one week. Flowers are fragrant. And I think it is evergreen.
     

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    Sure looks like it. That's a big help because I think the space that I had in mind for it is too small. Many thanks, Silver surfer.
     
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    There are many x grandiflora plants out there - vary in mature size quite a bit. It might also be A. floribunda. Both species are evergreen and quite long-lived.

    Maybe you can contact the nursery where you purchased it.
     
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    Thanks for the follow-up Susan. The trick is remembering what nursery I got this from. I'll check around. Worst case, I guess, is if it gets too big for the space I could whack it back (I understand it will take hard pruning) or move it to another location.

    Roy
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    Err ! have you ever seen Abelia floribunda Susan?
    The flowers are deep pink and long tubular flowers. Very unlike other Abelia!!!!

    We grow 6 different Abelia including Abelia floribunda . Abelia floribunda it is not.

    http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=ab...tart=0&ndsp=11&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0&tx=91&ty=72


    http://www.google.co.uk/search?pq=a...&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi
     
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    That species is tender and therefore much rarer than glossy abelia. Glossy abelia grows quite large, well above head height, when not a smaller-growing named selection. All enjoy a warm, sheltered position in northern climates.
     
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    thanks for your input Ron.
     
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    Much thanks to everyone. Had I retained some memory or a label, I would not have learned this much about Abelia. I'm going to move this plant to a sheltered, sunny area and see how it deals with our somewhat confused fall and winter.
     
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    Be sure to pull open the roots at planting, that pot is way too small.
     
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    Good idea. Thanks Ron.
     

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