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Abelia x grandiflora
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Vigorous, graceful shrub with a long flowering season. Semi-evergreen dark green leaves and masses of small tubular, pale pink flowers in summer and early autumn. Bronzy winter colouring.
Fertile, well drained soil. Full sun or a little shade. Best in a location with some protection from cold winds but otherwise tough and adaptable.
If required, lightly prune back shoots after flowering.
By greenwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.
Shrub borders, this is probably the easiest and most commonly used of the Abelias.
Extensively used in western France for roadside plantings.
A hybrid of A. chinensis x A. uniflora, originally raised in Italy.
pronounced: a-BEE-lee-uh gran-dih-FLOR-uh