Abelia x grandiflora 'Edward Goucher'
- Common Name(s):
- 'Edward Goucher' glossy abelia
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
- 1-5 ft.
- Long blooming, clusters of trumpet-shaped, showy lavender-pink blooms (3/4" long) with yellow-orange throats
- Deciduous and evergreen
- Grows easily in organically rich well-drained soil, full to partial sun, but best flowering occurs in full sun.
- 6 ft
NCCES plant id: 3158