Just bought this beauty for some winter colour, starting to flower now.
Abelia shrubs are fully to half hardy, but in cold areas do best against a south or west facing wall. They require a sheltered, sunny position and fertile well drained soil. Remove dead wood in late spring and prune out older branches after flowering to restrict growth if required. Need staking.
Propagate by hardwood cuttings in the winter, softwood or greenwood cuttings in early summer, or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Generally trouble free