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Glossy Abelia


Glossy abelia (Abelia × grandiflora) is a rounded, semi-evergreen shrub to 10 feet tall and 12 feet wide with glossy, dark green leaves. From midsummer to autumn, it produces fragrant, funnel-shaped white flowers that are tinged with pink.
Care: Provide fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Most hardy of the abelias, but will probably need winter protection or careful siting in areas colder than Zone 6.
Propagation: Root tip cuttings in early spring or late summer.
Problems: Anthracnose, leaf spots, powdery mildew, and fungal root rots may occur.

Height 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread 10 ft. to 15 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Fragrant Flowers; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Fall; Late Summer; Summer
Flower Color Pink Flower; White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs