ABELIA floribunda

Cerise purple flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Oval, glossy, dark-green leaves to 5cm (2in) long.
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Cerise purple
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    4m (13ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Arching shoots
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun

ABELIA floribunda

 
Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£16.50 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2024

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Vesalea floribunda. Hardier on well-ripened wood. Will grow taller if trained against a wall. Wildlife plant - insects
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Mexico
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Profuse, terminal panicles
    Tubular
    Pendent, tubular flowers 3-5cm (1¼-2in) with 5-lobed calyces
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Border
    Ideal for the back of a sunny border
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • 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.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
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3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

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