Abelia chinensis R.Br., Narr. Journey China 376 1818. (Syn: Abelia chinensis var. ionandra (Hayata) Masam.; Abelia hanceana Mart. ex Hance; Abelia rupestris Lindl.; Linnaea aschersoniana Graebn.; Linnaea chinensis (R. Br.) A. Braun & Vatke; Linnaea rupestris (Lindl.) A. Braun & Vatke);
Common name: Chinese Abelia
Abelia chinensis is a species of Abelia described by Robert Brown. The plant inhabits China, Taiwan and Japan. It has reddish stems and glossy, small leaves that become reddish-brown before autumn. It is one of the most cold-resistant species within the genus.
Its simplified-form flowers are funnel-shaped, white, and its pink sepals remain long after flowering.
(From Wikipedia on 24.11.14)
AKNOV07 ID of this ornamental shrub : 4 posts by 2 authors.
Location: FRI Campus, Dehradun.
Most probably Abelia grandiflora..
I must correct myself… this should be Abelia chinensis….
Thanks very much sir.. It does look much closer to Abelia chinensis.