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Botanical name: Abelia x grandiflora 'Sunshine Daydream'
Other names: Abelia 'Sunshine Daydream', Abelia x grandiflora 'Abelops', Glossy abelia 'Sunshine Daydream'
Variety or cultivar: 'Sunshine Daydream' _ 'Sunshine Daydream' is a bushy, rounded, evergreen shrub bearing ovate, glossy, red-flushed, mid-green leaves with yellow margins and, in summer and autumn, fragrant, funnel-shaped, white to pale pink flowers, becoming darker pink with age.
Abelia x grandiflora 'Sunshine Daydream' is: Evergreen
Flower: Flushed pink, White in Summer; White, Flushed pink in Autumn
Foliage: Yellow, Variegated, Mid-green, Flushed red in All seasons
Fragrance: Perfumed flowers
Habit: Bushy, Rounded
Pests: Genrally trouble free
Diseases: Generally trouble fre
Pruning: Produces low, new growth so benefits from moderate replacement pruning. Spring prune by removing dead or damaged growth. After flowering, cut back up to one in four flowered stems to strong new shoots or to the ground. May need hard pruning every 3-4 yrs.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Abelia x grandiflora 'Sunshine Daydream' (Abelia 'Sunshine Daydream') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1.2m after 5-10 years.
Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers, Wallside and trellises
Cultivation: Plant in autumn or spring in well-drained soil, in a sheltered site in full sun. Best planted against a wall or in a full bed where neighboring shrubs provide shelter.
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|Soil types:||Chalky, Loamy, Sandy|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Hardiness:||Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)|
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