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Abelia x grandiflora

Glossy Abelia

Pronunciation
a-BEE-lee-a gran-di-FLOR-a
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Genus
Nativity

Hybrid cross developed in Italy.

Growth Habit

Multi-stemmed, dense deciduous to semi-evergreen shrub with arching branches. Fast growing once established. Easy to grow.

Hardiness
6
Culture

Acid, well-drained moist soil. Full sun to part shade.

Landscape Use

Good as a hedge or as a foundation planting. Bronze leaf color in fall/winter.

Foliage

Opposite, shiny and dark green. Small 1 inch long and half inch wide

Buds

Buds are small with two pairs of scales.

Bark

Reddish on newer wood. Older wood peels in strings.

Flower

White with a pink blush

Fruit

Not significant.

Propagation

Cuttings.

Pests
None serious.

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