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Abelia x grandiflora 'Edward Goucher'

Common Name(s):
'Edward Goucher' glossy abelia
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

The 'Edward Goucher' glossy abelia is a hybrid between A. x grandiflora and A. shumannii  and was introduced in 1911 by Edward Goucher of the United States Department of Agriculture. It is a deciduous shrub providing beautiful fall color in the honeysuckle (Caprifoliaceae) family.  Makes a great specimen plant with gracefully arching branches or it can be grouped in a shrub boarder or in foundation plantings.  It can be used as an informal hedge, but tends to loose its graceful wispy shape if pruned and formally shaped.  Blooms on new wood so prune as needed and remove any branches damged by cold in late winter to early spring.  It tolearates erosion. 

Growth rate: Moderate

Seasons of Interest:

Foliage: Fall, purple/bronze Bloom: Midsummer-fall Fruit: Fall, brown Seed: Achene

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No serious insect or disease problems.  Can die back with cold winter temperatures.

Play Value: Wildlife Enhancement

Compare this Plant to:  Abelia x grandiflora, Abelia x grandiflora 'Prostrata', Abelia x grandiflora ‘Kaleidoscope’

Height:
1-5 ft.
Flower:
Long blooming, clusters of trumpet-shaped, showy lavender-pink blooms (3/4" long) with yellow-orange throats
Zones:
6-9
Habit:
Deciduous and evergreen
Site:
Grows easily in organically rich well-drained soil, full to partial sun, but best flowering occurs in full sun.
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Arching
Width:
6 ft
Tags:
“playground “, “ play”, “children “, showy flowers, deciduous, low maintenance, fall color, specimen, hedge, honeysuckle

NCCES plant id: 3158

Abelia x grandiflora 'Edward Goucher' Abelia x grandiflora 'Edward Goucher'
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Abelia x grandiflora 'Edward Goucher' Flower
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Abelia x grandiflora 'Edward Goucher' Abelia x grandiflora 'Edward Goucher'
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