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Abelia grandiflora Shorty

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Abelia grandiflora Shorty Glossy Abelia,Glossy Abelia,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

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

Description:
Small rounded evergreen shrub with dense, glossy, green, pink and white variegated foliage on slightly arching branches and small, fragrant bell-shaped white flowers appear in abundance during Summer and Autumn. Great for informal hedging, pots or as a stand alone specimen. Grows to 1m tall x 1m wide.

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

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, 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: Cream, Green, Pink, White, Variegated
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: Yes
Flowering Season: Autumn, 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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