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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.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - hybrid between A.x grandiflora and A. schumanii
  • 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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