Does Abelia smell?



The flowers of the Abelia plant are tubular and can contribute to the splendor of the surroundings due to the long flowering period from spring to harvest.

 But to have a new and stimulating plant, you should expand your knowledge of planting and caring for the Abelia plant. In this Snap Showcase overview, we explore the development and care conditions of Abelia.


the Abelia plant

Botanical name Abelia
Family Caprifoliaceae
Exposure to sunlight complete, partial
Soil type Loamy, moist but well drained
soil pH Acidic and neutral
blooming time Spring, summer, autumn
flower color Pink, yellow, white
Native Region Asia
Plant type a bush

The hybrid of two Abelia species in Italy

Does Abelia smell?

This flower is slightly fragrant and smells almost like the night. However, its fragrance is not as good as that of other types of jasmine, which can be smelled from afar.

The hybrid of two Abelia species in Italy

The fast-growing Abelia with its beautiful, shiny branches and bright, bell-shaped flowers is suitable for planting at the edge of the garden instead of a hedge.

The beautiful pink flowers of Abe Lea fall off in late summer, but the beautiful red skin remains for a long time.

The Abelia shrub is ideal for planting as an informal and private hedge in the garden area or mixed with other ornamental shrubs on the border.

The fast-growing Abelia

This evergreen plant (illustrious jasmine) reaches its largest size and width (2 meters) in 2 to 3 years with slender, long, and curved branches.

 The pale pink flowers of Abelia with their long-lasting reddish sepals give the plant a lasting color, and if you cut back the old and skinny branches every few years, the life of this plant will be extended.

As long as this plant (royal jasmine) is not exposed to salty winds, there is no need to worry. It prefers full sun and needs at least 6 hours of sun every day to grow well.




(Royal Jasmine)

Water system: Abelia tolerates dry periods perfectly. It should be watered every three to four weeks unless conditions are so stressful that it needs more water.

Soil: Abelia adapts to most soils, except heavy and wet ones.

Propagation: This plant is propagated by semi-woody cuttings taken from early summer to fall. Long woody branches from annual twigs without thin leaves, harvested in winter, are suitable for propagating Abelia.


(Royal Jasmine)

Fertilizer: Give the plant a bone meal or a full feed in spring, especially at the beginning of each year. The adapted plant tolerates complete soil poverty in the early development phase, but is sensitive and is affected by consistent fertilization and care.


Flowering: The long flowering period extends over the entire summer season. The red sepals of the Abelia remain on the plant until early winter.

Pruning: To prune and modify the Abelia shrub in late winter or early spring, cut back the branches and annual twigs as much as you like, but don’t lose the shape and effect of the curved branches!


Pests, diseases, and complications

Pests, diseases, and complications:

If you see deformed leaves and green insects on them: Spray the plant with a penetrating insecticide according to the instructions to kill the insects.

If you see that the leaves and buds turn brown before they open: The air is too hot and dry, sprinkle the plant with dust.

If the flowers do not open

If the flowers do not open: There is not enough light, move the plant to a brighter spot

If you see that the leaves have turned black: The weather is cold, move the plant to a warmer place, this may be due to the use of chemical brighteners, do not use them.


If you see deformed leaves and green insects on them


Abelia is often described as a tough plant. This plant grows and survives in many conditions and climates. Abelia is not only a hardy plant, but also beautiful.

 When winter comes to an end, the Abelia flowers begin to bloom. At this time, we see the beautiful and colorful flowers of this plant, and we can enjoy the sight of them.

But to see this scene, we need to expand our knowledge about the planting and care conditions of the Abelia plant. Use the above information to care for this beautiful plant. If you have this flower, share your experience of planting and caring for it with us.


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