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Linnaea x grandiflora 'Prostrata'

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Abelia x grandiflora 'Prostrata'
Description

A cross between  Linnaea chinensis x Linnaea uniflora. Has good deer resistance; best spaced 3 to 5 feet apart; drought tolerant; hardy; easy to grow; can be severely pruned to removed deadwood and will help keep the shrub dense.  It prefers full sun, moist, well-drained soil but will tolerate clay, damp or dry soil.  Water regularly but do not overwater.

Cultivars:
Tags:
#bees#fragrant#butterflies#evergreen#sun#showy flowers#birds#full sun#partial shade#fragrant flowers#shrub#wildlife plant#showy#nectar plant#low maintenance#winter interest#coastal#ground cover
Cultivars:
Tags:
#bees#fragrant#butterflies#evergreen#sun#showy flowers#birds#full sun#partial shade#fragrant flowers#shrub#wildlife plant#showy#nectar plant#low maintenance#winter interest#coastal#ground cover
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Linnaea
    Family:
    Caprifoliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts birds, bees, and butterflies.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Prostrate
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Flower Description:
    Cluster of bell-shaped pinkish-white flowers bloom from mid summer to mid fall on new growth. Has brilliant red bracts. The plant does not set seed or plants will not come true from seeds.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    .7 to 1.5 in. glossy dark green red-tinged leaves turn bronze- purple or red in the fall.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Patio
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Children's Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Winter Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Dry Soil