Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Abelia triflora.

Material uses

Wood - hard, close and even-grained. Used for walking sticks[1][2].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Abelia triflora.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - we have no specific information for this plant, but suggest sowing the seed in early spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 7 -10cm with a slight heel, July in pots of sandy soil in a frame[3]. Takes 3 - 4 weeks. Very easy, a good percentage of the cuttings root[4]. Cuttings of mature wood, 7 - 10cm with a heel if possible, November in a cold frame. High percentage[4].

Layering young shoots[5].

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Cultivation

Requires a well-drained open loamy soil[3] in a warm, sheltered sunny position[6][5]. Plants are best grown in semi-shade[7]. They are intolerant of water-logging[6] and of dry soils[7]. Succeeds in any soil but new growth is less vigorous in dry soils[8]. One report says that the plant likes a soil with a high chalk content[5], though another says that chlorosis occurs on very alkaline soils[8].

This species is hardy to about -15°c[9], it grows well in the open at Kew[3]. A fairly slow-growing plant, it is shy to flower in British gardens unless placed against a sunny wall[7]. It flowers on wood that is 2 - 3 years old or older[10]. Another report says that the plant flowers on the new wood[7], whilst another says that it flowers on terminal clusters[5]. Any pruning is best done immediately after flowering by thinning out the old wood.[10][7]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[6]. Closely related to A buddleioides and A. umbellata[10].

The flowers are wonderfully scented[10], with the fragrance of vanilla[5].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Abelia triflora. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Abelia triflora.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Abelia triflora
Genus
Abelia
Family
Caprifoliaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
6
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    Mature Size
    3.5 x 3
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.1 Gamble. J. S. A Manual of Indian Timbers. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh (32202/01/01)
    2. ? 2.02.1 Gupta. B. L. Forest Flora of Chakrata, Dehra Dun and Saharanpur. Forest Research Institute Press (32202/01/01)
    3. ? 3.03.13.23.3 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (32202/01/01)
    4. ? 4.04.1 Sheat. W. G. Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers. MacMillan and Co (32202/01/01)
    5. ? 5.05.15.25.35.4 Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World. Robert Hale. London. ISBN 0-7090-5440-8 (32202/01/01)
    6. ? 6.06.16.26.3 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (32202/01/01)
    7. ? 7.07.17.27.37.4 Grey-Wilson. C. & Matthews. V. Gardening on Walls Collins ISBN 0-00-219220-0 (32202/01/01)
    8. ? 8.08.1 Davis. B. Climbers and Wall Shrubs. Viking. ISBN 0-670-82929-3 (32202/01/01)
    9. ? Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Shrubs. Pan Books ISBN 0-330-30258-2 (32202/01/01)
    10. ? 10.010.110.210.3 Thomas. G. S. Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos. Murray ISBN 0-7195-5043-2 (32202/01/01)



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