Glossy abelia

Abelia  × grandiflora

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Glossy abelia (Abelia  × grandiflora)
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Synonyms:  A. rupestris
Genus:  Abelia
This is a rounded, semi-evergreen shrub to 10 feet tall and 12 feet wide with glossy, dark green leaves. From midsummer to autumn, it produces fragrant, funnel-shaped white flowers that are tinged with pink.
Care:  Provide fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Most hardy of the abelias, but will probably need winter protection or careful siting in areas colder than Zone 6.
Propagation:  Root tip cuttings in early spring or late summer.
Problems:  Anthracnose, leaf spots, powdery mildew, and fungal root rots may occur.

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread
10 ft. to 15 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Flower,
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Shrubs

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