Abelia ('Lynn') PINKY BELLS™

Abelia ('Lynn')
Abelia ('Lynn') PINKY BELLS™
abelia
SIZE/TYPE small shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 0.4-0.6m
USUAL WIDTH 0.5-1m
LEAVES semi-deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS +různobarevné:pink a lilac
BLOOMING TIME June - October
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Summer blooms
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Looking for the most spectacular trees and shrubs with eye-catching flowering one tends to forget the smaller ones, which are no less diligent or beautiful. Take abelias for instance. These small, elegant shrubs start blooming in June and continue tirelessly throughout the summer until October.

PINKY BELLS™ abelia is a result of cross pollination of older abelia varieties Bumblebee and Little Richard. The new plant not only has a much more compact and bushy habit, it also produces possibly the largest flowers so far bred in the abelia world, they can perhaps be compared to Engler’s abelia in colour and shape but are still a little bigger. They are light purple pink outside and a little deeper pink inside the throat which is moreover decorated with deep orange veins, broadly funnel-shaped, 2-3 cm long, and open from rich purple pink buds. Leaves are 2-3 cm long, pointed, not too glossy, mid green in summer and burgundy red in autumn and winter. They are semi-evergreen falling down only when the temperature drops below about -15°C for more than a few days. Young twigs are burgundy red. Bred and patented by Timothy D.Wood from Michigan, USA, in 2009. PP20604.

In warmer climates this shrub is relatively vigorous and can reach about 1 meter tall. In our zone 6 it is expected to grow some 60 cm tall and about a meter wide. Pruning is not necessary but can be done in early spring.


Abelia is very soil adaptable. We trialed both very poor and dry, and heavy clay-based soil and it got used to both situations. Still, for best results grow it in average, reasonably drained soil of any pH, in full sun or in limited shade. It is hardy to about -24°C (USDA zone 6), or zone 5 with good winter protection.

Last update 04-08-2016
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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