Hinton Ampner Garden




Abelia x grandiflora

Glossy Abelia

Location:

The Terrace.

Description:

A deciduous spreading, hardy shrub, with glossy dark green leaves grown for its fragrant pink tinged white flowers freely borne in late summer. H: 1.8m S: 1.8m (6ft x 6ft). A cross between Abelia chinensis and A. uniflora.

Site and Care:

Will grow in any type of soil in full sun or partial shade and can benefit from the shelter of a south or west facing wall. Pruneafter flowering to maintain shape. May need hard pruning every 4-5 years .Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer