Abelia x grandiflora 'Compacta'
The Terrace Border
As its name implies a small, bushy, semi-evergrees, hardy shrub with glossy dark green, leaves with small pale pink flowers freely borne in late summer. H: .90m S: .90m (3ft x 3ft). Native to China.
Site and Care:
Will grow in any type of soil preferring full sun, but will tolerate partial shade, and can benefit from the shelter of a south or west facing wall. Lightly prune after flowering to maintain shape. Propagation is by softwood cuttings in summer or semi-ripe cuttings in September.