Abelia x grandifloraItem #0005 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
Gracefully arching shrub displays bright, glossy foliage backing fragrant, bell-shaped white flowers. Use as screen, hedge or barrier. Beautiful landscape specimen. Evergreen to semi-evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat. Requires less frequent watering, once established.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower to 4 to 6 feet tall, 5 feet wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:a-BE-lia gran-di-FLO-raPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:4 - 24, 28 - 35Growth habit:MoundingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 4 to 6 feet tall, 5 feet wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:WhiteGarden styleCottageDesign IdeasGlossy Abelia is a cherished performer in the mixed shrub border because of its long season of blooms from June to October. Use it for hedging, to separate garden areas, as a screen or along a foundation. Pretty in front of large, dark evergreens.Companion PlantsSpiraea (Spiraea japonica, S. x bumalda); Lilyturf (Liriope spicata); Speedwell (Veronica spicata); Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus africanus); Cheddar pink (Dianthus hybrids); Holly fern (Cyrtomium falcatum); Rosy Australian maidenhair fern (Adiantum hispidulum).
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat. Requires less frequent watering, once established.