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Glossy Abelia
Scientific Name: Abelia grandiflora Hort.
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Glossy Abelia (Abelia  grandiflora)
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Abelia 'Edward Goucher'
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 4-24, 28-35
USDA: 7-9

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 5F (-15C), below this, the stems freeze but the plant might recover.

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Hybrid of 2 Chinese species

Growth Habits: Deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub, up to 5 feet tall, 5 feet in spread (1.5 by 1.5 m)

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Softwood cuttings in summer, layers in spring

Abelia grandiflora is an hybrid of Abelia chinensis and Abelia uniflora.
- Abelia 'Edward Goucher' (picture 1) is less hardy than the regular A. grandiflora.
- Abelia 'Francis Mason' has yellow or yellow edged leaves.
Glossy Abelia (Abelia  grandiflora)

Blooming Habits:
White to lilac-pink, funnel shaped flowers from late spring to fall.

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