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Abelia is a genus of approximately 30 species of semi-evergreen and deciduous shrubs. They are easily grown bushy shrubs, and are hardy in the milder climates of south and west Britain.
Using a sharp, sterilized blade, take cuttings 9-12 cm long. Make you cut just below the leaf joint. If the cuttings can not be potted on immediately, store them in a cool, damp bag or refrigerator.
Remove the bottom third leaves the insert three or four of these cuttings in a 9 cm pots containing a good quality compost such as John Innes 'Seed and Cutting' Alternatively you can prepare your own by mixing equal parts by volume horticultural sand and fine grade moss peat. A greater success rate can be achieved by using rooting hormone powder, just remember to use a dibber before sticking the cuttings to prevent the powder from being rubbed off.
If you do not have access to a heated propagator then place the pots outside, but within the protection of a cold frame. The cuttings should be ready to plant out into their final position the following spring.
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