Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various deciduous or evergreen ornamental shrubs of the genus Abelia, native to Asia and Mexico and having small tubular white, pink, or purple flowers.

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  • noun any of various deciduous or evergreen ornamental shrubs of the genus Abelia having opposite simple leaves and cymes of small white or pink or purplish flowers; Asia and Mexico

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin, after Clarke Abel, (1780–1826), British botanist.]

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From the genus name Abelia

Examples

  • Since moving here, George has learned the names of almost all the things that are growing on the land: he can point out abelia bushes, spirea, laurels.

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  • First he had put the kittens in a shoebox coffin, which he placed carefully in the hole he had dug near an abelia bush.

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  • April 21, 2010 at 8: 34 pm iam planning to add abelia to my future garden.

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  • Fragrant abelia is hardy to Zone 5 and maxes out at about 5' x 5'

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  • Fragrant abelia is hardy to Zone 5 and maxes out at about 5' x 5'

    FRAGRANT ABELIA

  • Fragrant abelia is a perfect "equity" shrub in that it is low-management, deer-resistant, virtually pest-free, provides fragrance, seasonal flowers, brillant fall coloration, and, for early winter interest, delightful star-shaped seed pods.

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  • Fragrant abelia is a perfect "equity" shrub in that it is low-management, deer-resistant, virtually pest-free, provides fragrance, seasonal flowers, brillant fall coloration, and, for early winter interest, delightful star-shaped seed pods.

    FRAGRANT ABELIA

  • Most lists of Texas 'best small shrubs would include dwarf burford holly, dwarf yaupon holly and Carissa holly, also Indian hawthorn, dwarf abelia, compact nandina and even Tam juniper (if a trailing plant will fit in).

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  • Examples include butterflybush, abelia and clethera.

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  • Most lists of Texas 'best small shrubs would include dwarf burford holly, dwarf yaupon holly and Carissa holly, also Indian hawthorn, dwarf abelia, compact nandina and even Tam juniper (if a trailing plant will fit in).

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