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EvergreenPointed, glossy 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
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightCompact, spreading habit
Hardy - average winterHardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)Borderline
ABELIA x grandiflora 'Hopleys Variety'
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowOne of the hardiest variegated cultivars. Wildlife plant - insectsPests & DiseasesNonePlace of originGarden origin. UK. Hopley's Nursery, Herts. 1994.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
Leaf Colour (if not green)Gold variegated
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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
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil
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