Common Name: 
Abelia

 
A genus of some 15 species of shrubs, small to medium in size, semi-evergreen to deciduous, arching, and densely branched.  Leaves opposite or in threes, entire or toothed, with a short petiole.  Flowers small but numerous, 1-8 per cluster (cyme), persistent calyx.  Fruit a 1 seeded achene.  Native to China, Japan, Himalaya, and Mexico (e.g., A. floribunda).
Abelia: Named after Clarke Abel (1780-1826) who discovered A. chinensis.

Pronunciation: 
a-BE-li-a
Family: 
Caprifoliaceae