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Abelia
 

                                                                        
Abelia grandiflora                                                                             

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Evergreen – Sun / Part Shade 
Ht. 6’-8’ Spread 6’-8’
Spacing 3’-6’


HABIT:     Summer flowering shrub, tiny white or pink flowers. New growth in long shoots, bronze foliage color. Dwarf varieties (3’-5’ ht.) are available which are suited to smaller gardens: ‘Sherwood,’ ‘Prostrate,’ and ‘Edward Goucher.’ Abelia is native to Asia.

CULTURE:  Easy to grow in any soil, drought tolerant.

USES:     Boundary hedge, screen, barrier. Dwarf varieties are good for mass plantings.

PROBLEMS:   Few; plant looks bad when sheared into hedge.



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