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 (ə-bē′lē-ə, ə-bēl′yə)
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.

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


(Plants) an ornamental garden shrub with pink or white flowers
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Noun1.abelia - 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
genus Abelia - chiefly east Asian shrubs
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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The following shrubs respond well to rejuvenation pruning: Anthony Waterer spirea, abelia, honeysuckle, beauty bush, snowberry and privet.
PLANT OF THE WEEK 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.
The flowers wind their way through a bed of evergreen shrubs (variegated Abelia 'Miss Lemon' on the left and mounds of Festuca 'Beyond Blue' to the right).
The Abelia collection marries deep natural tones and pops of warm color across its handtufted wool construction, with energetic patterns and imagety.
aethiops sobre Abelia grandiflora (Caprifoliaceae) se presenta entre las 8:00 y las 14:00 h en el Jardin Botanico de Bogota.
You can also grow herbs like rosemary, thyme and sage and plenty of flowering shrubs such as choisya, abelia, camellia and viburnum.
For evergreen interest, I might use Abelia 'Kaleidoscope' instead of the spiraea.
From A to Z - abelia to zinnias, as I like to say - it is full of colour and cover.
For a low-maintenance choice, the fragrant Abelia Sunshine Daydream produces white, trumpet-like flowers in the spring, which eventually turn a pink-rose color.
Dennis James Orton, 26, of Abelia, Amington, was in George Street, Tamworth, on September 9 last year when a street warden spotted him throwing a discarded cigarette on the ground.
Some of the flower species studied include Abelia grandiflora (Haynes et al.