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The glossy abelia can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 5–9. View Map
This is a shade shrub, featuring a spreading canopy capable of blocking sunlight.
The glossy abelia grows to a height of 3–6' and a spread of 3–6' at maturity.
Full sun and partial shade are best for this shrub, meaning it prefers a minimum of 4 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.
The glossy abelia grows in in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy and well-drained soils.
Not known in general for its benefit to wildlife, these shrubs can serve as butterfly bushes.
The glossy abelia originated in Italy possibly before 1866 but was supposedly not introduced until 1886.