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Abelia, Glossy Abelia x grandiflora

This popular rounded shrub makes a fine bank cover, mass or hedge. White flowers tinged with rose bring beauty from late summer through the fall.

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Zones 5 - 9
Zones 5 - 9

Hardiness Zones: Zones 5 - 9
The Glossy Abelia can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. VIEW MAP

Ornamental Tree
Ornamental Tree

Type of tree:
The Glossy Abelia falls into the following type(s): Ornamental Trees, Shrubs

3' - 6' High
3' - 6' High

Mature Height:
The Glossy Abelia grows to be 3' - 6' feet in height.

3' - 6' Spread
3' - 6' Spread

Mature Spread:
The Glossy Abelia has a spread of about 3' - 6' at full maturity.

Medium to Fast Growth
Medium to Fast Growth

Growth Rate:
This tree grows at a medium to fast growth rate. [More about this.]

Full Sun
Full Sun

Sun:
This abelia does well in full sun, partial shade.

Various Soils
Various Soils

Soil:
The Glossy Abelia grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, well drained soils.

Rounded Shape
Rounded Shape

Shape:
This abelia has rounded shape.

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Attributes:
Dense, rounded, multi-stemmed shrub with arching branches. Easily grown with a medium-to-fast growth rate. Excellent for textural effects, often used as a bank cover or hedge; combines well with broadleaf evergreens.

Description:
This popular rounded shrub makes a fine bank cover, mass or hedge. White flowers tinged with rose bring beauty through late summer and fall.

Wildlife Value:
Little-known use: these shrubs can also serve as butterfly bushes.

Leaves:
Lustrous dark green in summer, broze-green to bronze-red to bronze-purple in late fall and into winter.

Flower Color:
Funnel-shaped in shades of white and pale pink tinged with rose.