Abelia x grandiflora
Vigorous, semi-evergreen, arching shrub grown for long lasting display of small, pale, fragrant flowers.
Mid summer to mid-autumn.
Mounded, arching habit. H: 2m, S: 2m.
Leaves simple, opposite, glossy green, slightly serrate.
Young stems reddish brown, older stem growth peels to reveal inner bark.
Flowers pinkish-white, bell-shaped, fragrant.
Fertile, well drained.
Said to be borderline hardy so plant in a sheltered spot.
Remove dead wood in spring; if growth needs restricting, cut out older branches after flowering. Generally pest and disease free.
Softwood cuttings in summer.
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