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Abelia x grandiflora

Glossy Abelia

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Glossy Abelia is a semi-deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub with graceful, arching branches. Fragrant, bell-shaped, white or pink flowers bloom...

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Description:

Glossy Abelia is a semi-deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub with graceful, arching branches. Fragrant, bell-shaped, white or pink flowers bloom May-September. The dark green leaves turn an attractive dark purple in the fall. Use this plant as a specimen or in mass plantings. It can also be used as a screen or hedge, and is effective for erosion control on steep slopes. Glossy Abelia is susceptible to stem damage during harsh winters, so consider planting it in protected locations.

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Shrub

New Jersey Native: No

Deer Resistance: Some

Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife: Butterflies, Birds

Salt Tolerance: Low to None

Hardiness Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

Physiographic Region: Piedmont - P, Coastal Plain - CP

Soil Characteristics

Soil Type: Sandy

Soil Moisture: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acidic, Slightly Acidic, Neutral, Slightly Alkaline

Light Needs of Plant

Optimal Light: Full Sun

Light Range: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water Needs of Plant

Soil Moisture: Well-drained

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Size and Growth Rate

Height: 3 - 6 ft

Spread: 3 - 6 ft

Growth Rate: Medium-fast