PINKY BELLS abelia is a small shrub with arching twigs covered in dainty, glossy opposite leaves that are sharply pointed. It has larger flowers and a more compact habit than the older varieties. The new leaves are red and become dark green with age. This glossy abelia produces terminal sprays of small, tubular, pale pink flowers on new growth. Blooms can continue from May until November. As the petals fall, the tiny coral-pink calyxes continue to provide color. The foliage becomes burgundy in late fall and persists well into winter—it is evergreen in warmer climates. In the Chicago area, it should be planted in a sheltered situation.
March - April, May - June, July - August, September - October