• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Low mounding shrub; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Year-Round Interest
    Blooms:
    Spring
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-BE-lia
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 24, 28 - 35
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Low mounding shrub; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsMaiden Grass (Miscanthus); Barberry (Berberis); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Mock Orange (Philadelphus); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Agapanthus (Agapanthus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers enriched, well-drained, acidic soil. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Reduce frequency once established; supplement during dry, hot spells. Protect in northern climates. Prune in late winter/early spring to shape. Apply fertilizer in early spring.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.