Linnaea uniflora
Linnaea uniflora

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Linnaea uniflora (Glossy Abelia)

(Abelia uniflora)

This exotic species is a shrub native to South-East China. It has been in the Australian plant trade for more than 150 years (since 1862) and has not become naturalised in Australia. There is no evidence of the species presenting invasive behaviour anywhere in the world. It reproduces via seeds. The flowers attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. It can be crossed with Abelia chinensis to produce the hybrid Abelia x grandiflora commonly cultivated in Australia.