Abelia chinensis

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Abelia chinensis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Genus: Abelia
Species: A. chinensis
Binomial name
Abelia chinensis

Abelia chinensis is a species of Abelia described by Robert Brown. The plant inhabits China, Taiwan and Japan.[1] It has reddish stems and glossy, small leaves that become reddish-brown before autumn. It is one of the most cold-resistant species within the genus.

Its simplified-form flowers are funnel-shaped, white, and its pink sepals remain long after flowering.

Abelia chinensis is commonly cultivated in China[1] and is also used elsewhere.[2]


  1. ^ a b Qiner Yang & Sven Landrein. "Abelia chinensis". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  2. ^ E.g., "Abelia chinensis R. Br.". The Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 10 October 2012.