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ABELIA x grandiflora 'Hopleys Variety'

A sport of A. 'Francis Mason' with golden variegated foliage which turns pink in autumn
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  • Evergreen - pointed, 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) - pale pink
  • Height - 75cm (30in)
  • Spread - 1.2m (4ft)
  • Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions. - compact, spreading habit.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy 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)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - one of the hardiest variegated cultivars
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - garden origin. UK. Hopley's Nursery, Herts. 1994.
  • 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
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
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75cm (30in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.2m (4ft)
 

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