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botanical name:
Abelia 'Edward Goucher'
Abelia 'Edward Goucher' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Caprifoliaceae
characteristics: shrub, semi-evergreen
height: 1.50m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
description:
Strong growing American hybrid with lilac pink flowers in late summer and autumn. Glossy dark green leaves are bronze when young.

cultivation:
Fertile, well drained soil. Full sun or a little shade. Needs a fairly sheltered location with some protection from cold winds. Less hardy than A. x grandiflora.
If required, lightly prune back shoots after flowering.

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

usage:
Shrub borders.

other notes:
A hybrid cultivar of A. x grandiflora and A. schumannii

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