How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Abelia—Abelia spp.
Family Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)

Plant Identification

Abelias are evergreen or semievergreen deciduous shrubs.  Leaves are oval and glossy.  Flowers are tubular or bell-shaped and form clusters at the end of branches.  Flowers are purplish or copper in color. 

Optimum conditions for growth

Abelias can be planted as borders or barriers.  Varieties that grow low are good ground covers.  Abelia does best in full sun but will tolerate partial shade.  Regular water is required.  Don’t overprune. 

Abelia flowers
Leaves and bell-shaped flowers of pink abelia

Pests and disorders of Abelia spp.

Invertebrates

Environmental disorders

Weeds

Vertebrates

LEaves of Abelia
Foliage of pink abelia


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