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Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
9ft 10in
Max height
13ft 1in
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Abelia x grandiflora

Other names

Glossy abelia, Abelia rupestris, Abelia rupestris var. grandiflora, Abelia zanderi misapplied

Genus

Abelia Abelia

Species

A. x grandiflora - A. x grandiflora is vigorous, rounded, evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub with arching stems bearing ovate, glossy, dark green leaves and panicles of fragrant, funnel-shaped, pink-flushed, white flowers from midsummer into autumn.


Abelia x grandiflora is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Perfumed flowers

Habit

Arching, Rounded

Flower

Pale-pink, White in Summer; White, Pale-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Genrally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble fre

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8. May need hard pruning (pruning group 6) every 3-4 years.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia) will reach a height of 9ft 10in and a spread of 13ft 1in after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny position. Best to plant against a wall or in a full bed where neighboring shrubs provide shelter. May die back in areas with cold winters.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Abelia x grandiflora

Other names

Glossy abelia, Abelia rupestris, Abelia rupestris var. grandiflora, Abelia zanderi misapplied

Genus

Abelia Abelia

Species

A. x grandiflora - A. x grandiflora is vigorous, rounded, evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub with arching stems bearing ovate, glossy, dark green leaves and panicles of fragrant, funnel-shaped, pink-flushed, white flowers from midsummer into autumn.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Perfumed flowers

Habit

Arching, Rounded


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink, White in Summer; White, Pale-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Genrally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble fre

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8. May need hard pruning (pruning group 6) every 3-4 years.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia) will reach a height of 9ft 10in and a spread of 13ft 1in after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny position. Best to plant against a wall or in a full bed where neighboring shrubs provide shelter. May die back in areas with cold winters.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Sunset zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2

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