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Abelia ‘Edward Goucher’

Abelia

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  • Abelia ‘Edward Goucher’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Abelia ‘Edward Goucher’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Spread1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourPinkish purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green, bronze

Description

Abelia ‘Edward Goucher’ (Abelia). This variety is a semi-evergreen arching bush with ovate dark green, bronze leaves. The flowers are trumpet-shaped pink-purple small blooms with reddish sepals in the mid summer.

Characteristics

Semi-evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Himalayas, E. Asia, Mexico.

The Abelia genus is named after Dr Abel, physician to the British ambassador Lord Amherst, despatched to China in 1816 to build relations with the court of the Quing dynasty.

Interest and use

Foliage and freely borne, elegant flowers, climbing.

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  • Abelia ‘Edward Goucher’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You will need to grow it in well-drained fertile soil with full sun.

Propagation

Root the greenwood cuttings in the early summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Generally trouble free

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