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Abelia × grandiflora

Glossy abelia

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Features

  • BloomsApril to October
  • Height2m to 3m
  • Spread2m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite tinged pink
  • Leaf ColourBronze-green

Description

Abelia × grandiflora (Glossy abelia). This species is probably the most popular and hardiest member of the Abelia family. It is evergreen to semi-evergreen and may be used as a pruned or unpruned hedge. It will bear profuse, fragrant, bell-shaped white flowers, tinged with pink from mid-spring to mid-autumn. The leaves are particularly glossy.

Characteristics

Semi-evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Garden origin cross A. uniflora and A. chinensis

Interest and use

Hedging. Summer/Autumn interest.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

You can grow it in well-drained clay soil which is semi-moist.

Propagation

Root the cuttings in early summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Generally trouble free

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