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Abelia x grandiflora 'Confetti' (Mexican abelia)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2ft 11in
Max height
3ft 11in
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Abelia x grandiflora 'Confetti'

Other names

Mexican abelia

Genus

Abelia Abelia

Variety or Cultivar

'Confetti' _ 'Confetti' is a small, evergreen, spreading ground shrub with pointed, glossy, dark-green leaves. The young branches are brown-red in the winter.


Abelia x grandiflora 'Confetti' is: Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Perfumed flowers

Habit

Spreading

Flower

Dark-pink in Summer; Dark-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Flushed pink in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Red, Orange in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble free

General care

Pruning

Abelias regularly produce new growth from low down and thus benefit 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.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings


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Where to grow

Abelia x grandiflora 'Confetti' (Mexican abelia) will reach a height of 2ft 11in and a spread of 3ft 11in after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in autumn or spring in well-drained soil, in a position protected from cold winds. Best to plant against a wall or in a full bed where neighboring shrubs provide shelter.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Abelia x grandiflora 'Confetti'

Other names

Mexican abelia

Genus

Abelia Abelia

Variety or Cultivar

'Confetti' _ 'Confetti' is a small, evergreen, spreading ground shrub with pointed, glossy, dark-green leaves. The young branches are brown-red in the winter.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Perfumed flowers

Habit

Spreading


Colour

Flower

Dark-pink in Summer; Dark-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Flushed pink in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Red, Orange in Winter


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble free

General care

Pruning

Abelias regularly produce new growth from low down and thus benefit 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.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Abelia x grandiflora 'Confetti' (Mexican abelia) will reach a height of 2ft 11in and a spread of 3ft 11in after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in autumn or spring in well-drained soil, in a position protected from cold winds. Best to plant against a wall or in a full bed where neighboring shrubs provide shelter.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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