Differences between Abelias

E Charles Nelson tippitiwitchet at zetnet.co.uk
Tue Aug 4 13:20:46 EST 1998

The message <6q4g0e$sn9$2 at diana.bcn.ibernet.es>
  from  "Santos Serrano" <santo at redestb.es> contains these words: 

> What are the differences between Abelia grandiflora and Abelia floribunda?
>         Thank you
>                 santo at redestb.es

A. x grandiflora (a hybrid between A. chinensis and A. uniflora) has 
small very pale pink (almost white) flowers, with 5 petal lobes, and 
a very short tube; they are about about 2cm across, and 2cm long.

A floribunda has tubular bright red-pink flowers at least 3 cm, 
usually to 5 cm long.

Dr Charles Nelson
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