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Abelia x grandiflora

Common Name(s):
Glossy abelia
Cultivar(s):
Edward Goucher (more compact), Canyon Creek, Kaleidoscope, Little Richard, Mardis Gras, Rose Creek, Silver Anniversary
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought tolerant; hardy; flowers on new growth; easy to grow; can be severely pruned; 'Edward Goucher' is slightly more compact, 3-5' with lavender-pink flowers

Height:
3-6 ft.
Foliage:
0.7 to 1.5 in. glossy dark green leaves; opposite, simple; turns bronze-green to bronze-red in winter
Flower:
White, funnel-shaped 0.75 to 1 in. flowers from early summer to frost; develops a light purple-pink tinge; free flowering; slightly fragrant
Zones:
6 to 9
Habit:
Semi-evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well-drained site but tolerates clay, damp, or dry soil
Texture:
Medium to fine
Form:
Spreading, dense, rounded, multi-stemmed shrub; arching branches; can become leggy
Width:
3-6 ft.

NCCES plant id: 1397

Abelia x grandiflora Abelia x grandiflora in landscape
Photo by Leonora Enking, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Abelia x grandiflora Abelia x grandiflora blooms
Photo by Leonora Enking, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' A. x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope'
Photo by Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0
Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' A. x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' foliage
Photo by Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0