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Abelia × grandiflora (Glossy Abelia)

Glossy Abelia, Abelia rupestris var. grandiflora

Abelia  grandiflora, Glossy Abelia, Abelia rupestris var. grandiflora, semi-evergreen Shrub, Fragrant Shrub, Pink Flowers, White Flowers, Fragrant shrub
Abelia  grandiflora, Glossy Abelia, Abelia rupestris var. grandiflora, semi-evergreen Shrub, Fragrant Shrub, Pink Flowers, White Flowers, Fragrant shrub
Abelia  grandiflora, Glossy Abelia, Abelia rupestris var. grandiflora, semi-evergreen Shrub, Fragrant Shrub, Pink Flowers, White Flowers, Fragrant shrub
Abelia  grandiflora, Glossy Abelia, Abelia rupestris var. grandiflora, semi-evergreen Shrub, Fragrant Shrub, Pink Flowers, White Flowers, Fragrant shrub

Abelia × grandiflora (Glossy Abelia) is a medium-sized, rounded, semi-evergreen shrub with gracefully arching branches, densely clothed with small glossy oval, dark green leaves and clusters of pink-tinged, white, bell-shaped flowers. Slightly fragrant, the blooms are produced continuously cover a long period extending from late spring to fall. The foliage turn purplish-bronze in the fall.

  • Grows up to 3-6 ft. tall and wide (90-180 cm).
  • A full sun or part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Best flower production in full sun. Provide a sheltered location to help prevent hard freeze damage.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant or in small groupings, as an informal hedge, in shrub borders, or wall-side borders.
  • Low maintenance, this plant is generally pest and disease free. Deer resistant.
  • Blooms on new wood, so prune as needed in late winter to early spring. May need hard pruning every 3 to 4 years.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Heat Zones 6 - 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Caprifoliaceae
Genus Abelia
Common names Abelia, Glossy Abelia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 3' - 6'
(90cm - 180cm)
Spread 3' - 6'
(90cm - 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Bees, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Little Richard’ (Glossy Abelia)
Abelia x grandiflora ‘Hopleys’ (Glossy Abelia)
Abelia × grandiflora ‘Kaleidoscope’ (Glossy Abelia)
Abelia × grandiflora ‘Mardi Gras’ (Glossy Abelia)
Abelia × grandiflora ‘Radiance’ (Glossy Abelia)
Abelia ‘Edward Goucher’

Recommended Companion Plants

Gaura lindheimeri ‘Whirling Butterflies’ (Beeblossom)
Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail’ (Mountain Fleece)
Geranium ‘Rozanne’ (Cranesbill)
Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena)

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Heat Zones 6 - 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Caprifoliaceae
Genus Abelia
Common names Abelia, Glossy Abelia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 3' - 6'
(90cm - 180cm)
Spread 3' - 6'
(90cm - 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Bees, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard
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