Abelia x grandiflora

Botanical Name: Abelia x grandiflora

Phonetic: uh-Beal-ee-uh Grand-i-flor-uh

Common Name(s): Glossy Abelia

Family: Caprifoliaceae
Origin: China
Plant Type: Shrub
Persistence: Evergreen generally/Deciduous

Leaf Type:  Ovate                                
Leaf Color: Glossy dark green
Fall Color: Purplish-bronze in fall
Texture: Medium
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Mid summer
Flower Color(s): White flowers with small reddish-bronze sepals

Exposure: Full sun to part shade
USDA: 5-9
Climate Zone(s): 7-9, 14-24
Growth Rate:                                              
Height: 8-12 Feet
Spread: 8-10 Feet
Hydrozone: Low/medium/3
Soil: Regular moisture, average, medium, well-drained soil, organically rich, loamy soils
Pest: No serious problems

Features: Hybrid between A. chinensis and A. uniflora, showy and fragrant flower, tolerates erosion, arching branch habit, heat tolerant
Uses: Slopes, screen, informal hedge, foundation, specimen, mass, erosion control

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