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Abelia × grandiflora ‘Francis Mason’

Glossy abelia

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  • Abelia × grandiflora ‘Francis Mason’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.7m to 1.5m
  • Spread1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourWhite tinged with pink
  • Leaf ColourYellowish green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Abelia × grandiflora ‘Francis Mason’ (Glossy abelia). This variety is a bushy rounded evergreen shrub with ovate and yellow-green leaves. The flowers are axillary cymes or terminal panicles of white blooms, tinged with pink, in early summer to mid autumn. The shrub will grow to about 1.5m high and about 2m wide.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Garden origin cross A. uniflora and A. chinensis

Interest and use

Border, ornamental, ground cover.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

You can grow 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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