Abelia × grandiflora
Hybrid cross developed in Italy.
Multi-stemmed, dense deciduous to semi-evergreen shrub with arching branches. Fast growing once established. Easy to grow.
Acid, well-drained moist soil. Full sun to part shade.
Good as a hedge or as a foundation planting. Bronze leaf color in fall/winter.
Opposite, shiny and dark green. Small 1 inch long and half inch wide
Buds are small with two pairs of scales.
Reddish on newer wood. Older wood peels in strings.
White with a pink blush