- Position: full sun or light shade
- Soil: well-drained soil
- Flowering period: June to October
- Height: 2m
- Foliage: semi-evergreen
- Hardiness: needs winter protection
Abelia x grandiflora
Abelias are evergreen or deciduous shrubs. Probably the most popular of all abelias is Abelia x grandiflora. This semi-evergreen shrub has pretty pale, white-pink, trumpet-like flowers on arching stems. Its glossy dark green leaves are attractive too.
Abelia x grandiflora blooms over a long period from June to October.
When should Abelia x grandiflora be pruned. After flowering lightly trim back the flowered shoots to keep the plant looking good. Remove dead or damaged growth in spring after the risk of frost has passed.
Drastic pruning. If the shrub has grown quite large you can renovate it by drastic pruning. Cut back branches to 20cm above ground level. Do this job in spring.
Abelia x grandiflora is semi-evergreen but needs protection from hard frosts. This shrub is best planted in a position where it is sheltered from cold winds and frost.
Abelia x grandiflora goes well with Buddleja davidii, Acer palmatum, Japanese anemone.
Buddleja davidii ‘Purple Emperor’