Herb latin name: Abelia triflora
Synonyms: Zabelia triflora
Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)
Description of the plant:
Habitat of Abelia triflora:Dry scrub and rocky slopes in calcareous soils, 1200 - 4200 metres in Uttar Pradesh.
Other uses of the herb:Wood - hard, close and even-grained. Used for walking sticks.
Propagation of Abelia triflora: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. Takes 3 - 4 weeks. Very easy, a good percentage of the cuttings root. Cuttings of mature wood, 7 - 10cm with a heel if possible, November in a cold frame. High percentage. Layering young shoots.
Cultivation of the herb:Dry scrub and rocky slopes in calcareous soils, 1200 - 4200 metres in Uttar Pradesh.
Medicinal use of Abelia triflora:None known
Known hazards of Abelia triflora:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.