ABELIA x grandiflora 'Francis Mason'

Dark green leaves with golden-yellow margin. Best grown in full sun
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Ovate, glossy leaves to 5cm (2in) long
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
    In colder areas
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Pink, tinged white
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Rounded shrub with arching branches. Produces funnel-shaped flowers 2cm (¾in) long from axillary cymes and in terminal panicles
  • 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

ABELIA x grandiflora 'Francis Mason'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Less vigorous than grandiflora. Also widely listed as Frances Mason. Wildlife plant - insects
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. New Zealand. 1950s. Mason Nurseries.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Terminal panicles and axillary cymes
    Tubular
    Funnel-shaped flowers 2cm (¾in) long with 2-5-lobed calyces
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Gold variegated
  • 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
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    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
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1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  2m (6½ft)
 

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