AWARD

ABELIA 'Edward Goucher'

Bronze young growth and lilac-pink flowers
Further Reading....
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
    glossy, dark green leaves to 5cm (2in) long, bronze when young.
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Lilac pink
  • Height
    1.8m (6ft)
  • Spread
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Produces flowers singly or in small, axillary cymes
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold drying winds.

ABELIA 'Edward Goucher'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Hybrid between A.x grandiflora and A. schumanii. Wildlife plant - insects
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. USA. 1911. Edward Goucher, US Dept. of Agriculture.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Trumpet
    2cm (¾in) long with 2-lobed sepals
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
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1.8m (6ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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