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Abelia grandiflora Francis Mason

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Abelia grandiflora Francis Mason Glossy Abelia,Glossy Abelia,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Rounded, Shrub Like

Description:
Medium sized evergreen shrub with dense, glossy green and yellow variegated foliage on slightly arching branches. Young foliage turns bronze in Autumn and small, fragrant pink bell-shaped flowers appear in abundance in Summer. Ornamental red sepals remain on the shrub when flowers fade adding to this shrub's appeal. Great for informal hedging, pots or as a stand alone specimen. Grows to 1.5m tall x 1.5m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Black Spot, Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Easy going shrub, will adapt where planted. Likes a light prune to shape in late Winter or Spring to keep from looking scrappy. Can suffer from black spot in humid conditions.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Caprifoliaceae Asia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green, Yellow, Variegated
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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