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Abelia grandiflora Sparkles

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

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

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

Description:
Abelia Sparkles is a quick growing, colourful, compact, bushy shrub; it grows 1m x 1m and features colourful variegated foliage with tones of pink, white and green, depending on the season. During Spring, Summer and Autumn, small white bell flowers enhance the stunning foliage.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

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

Pests & Diseases: Black Spot, Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Position in a sunny or partly shaded area in free draining soil, trim as desired and fertilise annually with a long term slow release fertiliser. Abelia Sparkles makes a great low hedge when planted 50-60cm apart and responds well to pruning if you prefer a more formal look. Information & Images courtesy of Touch of Class Plants.

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

Family Name: Origin:
Caprifoliaceae Asia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green, Pink, White, Variegated
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: Yes
Flowering Season: Autumn, 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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