Abelia × grandiflora

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 Abelia × grandiflora subsp. var.  
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Habit: shrub
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: cm to 10 ft
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Origin: Garden origin
Bloom: mid summer, late summer, early fall, mid fall, late fall
Features: flowers, fragrance
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USDA Zones: 6 to 9
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Flower features: pink, white
Caprifoliaceae > Abelia × grandiflora var. ,

Abelia × grandiflora (Glossy Abelia) is a hybrid Abelia, raised by hybridising Abelia chinensis with A. uniflora. It is a deciduous or semi-evergreen multi-stemmed shrub with rounded, spreading, or gracefully arching branches to 1-1.8 m tall. The leaves are ovate, glossy, dark green, 2-6 cm long. The flowers are produced in clusters, white, tinged pink, bell-shaped, to 2 cm long. Unlike most flowering shrubs in cultivation, the Glossy Abelia blooms from late summer to well into the autumn.

Abelia × grandiflora was first raised at the Rovelli nursery by Lake Maggiore in Italy in 1886. It is used as an ornamental plant in specimen plantings in gardens, or in a mixed border with other shrubs. Propagation is by cuttings. Variegated forms are also available commercially.

Synonyms include Abelia rupestris Hort., Linnaea pringiana Graebn, and L. spaethiana Graebn.



Pests and diseases


  • 'Francis Mason' - yellow leaves with dark green markings, not as vigorous
  • 'Goldsport' (syn. 'Gold Strike') - has completely yellow leaves



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