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EvergreenOval, glossy, dark-green leaves to 5cm (2in) long.
Semi-evergreenKeeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.In colder areas
Shades of pinkAll shades of pink through to Carmine (red)Pale pink
Tall ShrubVigorous, rounded shrub with arching branches
Hardy - cold winterHardy 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)
ABELIA x grandiflora
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowA. chinensis x A. uniflora. Wildlife plant - insectsPests & DiseasesNonePlace of originGarden origin.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower ShapePaniclesTerminal panicles and axillary cymesTubularFunnel-shaped flowers 2cm (¾in) long with 2-5-lobed calyces
(see photos above)
(see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 5Suitable 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 PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil
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ABELIA x grandiflora 'Confetti'
ABELIA x grandiflora 'Francis Mason'
ABELIA x grandiflora 'Gold Strike'
ABELIA x grandiflora 'Hopleys Variety'
ABELIA x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope'
ABELIA x grandiflora 'Sunny Charms'
Buy Varieties of ABELIA x grandiflora
a small compact form with narrow white-margined leaves
dark green leaves with golden-yellow margin. Best grown in full sun
pure gold foliage, taking on copper notes in winter. Soft pink flowers
a sport of A. 'Francis Mason' with golden variegated foliage which turns pink in autumn
an attractive foliage plant with a mix of bright yellow and green foliage in spring. Pink tipped white flowers over most of the summer are followed by orange and red tints in the leaves
fragrant, pale yellow flowers with pink throat from early summer to autumn