Glossy Abelia (Abelia grandiflora)
Glossy Abelia (Abelia grandiflora) is a moderately vigorous semi-evergreen shrub. It has arching branches and will grow to 1,5m (5ft) in height and 2,5m (8ft) in spread.
Features small glossy oval leaves and clusters of trumpet-shaped pale pink, slightly fragrant flowers from summer to autumn.
Plant profileCommon name: Glossy Abelia
Scientific name: Abelia grandiflora, Abelia grandiflora
Plant type: Shrubs
Height: 1.5m - 3m
Spread: 1.5m - 3m
Foliage: Evergreen, Semi-evergreen
Foliage color: Green
Flower color: Pink, White
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Chalk, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens
Planting type: Hedging & Screens, Low Maintenance, Wall-side Borders
It should be grown in fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Tolerates light shade. Should be protected from cold winds.
Pruning should be done after flowering and shoots that grow over the outline should be reduced to the a strong inner bud.