Glossy abelia Abelia × grandiflora Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Glossy abelia (Abelia × grandiflora) ah-BEE-lee-ah ex gran-dih-FLOOR-ah 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, White Uses Beds and Borders, Specimen Plant/Focal Point Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Shrubs Abelia × grandifloraView the discussion thread.