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botanical name:
Abelia x grandiflora 'Confetti'
Abelia x grandiflora 'Confetti' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
synonyms:  Abelia x grandiflora 'Conti'
family:  Caprifoliaceae
characteristics: shrub, semi-evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 0.60m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: white & green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Compact bushy semi-evergreen. Small leaves of dark green creamy-white margins, becoming pinkish-red tinted in autumn and are mostly retained through winter. Small bell-shaped, slightly fragrant, white flowers in late summer.

Fertile, well drained soil. Full sun or a little shade. Needs a fairly sheltered location with some protection from cold winds.
If required, lightly prune back shoots after flowering.

By greenwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Shrub borders.

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