Glossy Abelia
Abelia x grandiflora

Family: Caprifoliaceae (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info) (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abelia (a-BEE-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: x grandiflora (gran-dih-FLOR-uh) (Info)
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Roslindale, Massachusetts

Quinlan, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 13, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This is an exceptional shrub---especially some of the cultivars.

It blooms for an exceptionally long season, at a time (July-September) when few shrubs are in bloom. After the petals drop, the maroon calices extend the display.

The small glossy leaves are attractive and fine-textured, and usually tinted with purple. They're often evergreen, even as far north as Boston.

It's tough, vigorous, and adaptable, enjoying both sun and shade, and tolerating drought once established. If it gets damaged or overgrown, it can be renewal pruned in early spring like a buddleia, by cutting it almost to the ground, without sacrificing any flowers, because it blooms on new wood.