Abelia x grandiflora - Plant

Abelia × grandiflora, the glossy abelia, is a hybrid Abelia, raised by hybridising A. chinensis with A. uniflora.

It is a deciduous or semievergreen multistemmed shrub with rounded, spreading, or gracefully arching branches to 1.0-1.8 m tall. The leaves are ovate, glossy, dark green, and 2–6 cm long. The flowers are produced in clusters, white, tinged pink, bell-shaped, to 2 cm long. Unlike most flowering shrubs in cultivation, the glossy abelia blooms from late summer to well into the autumn.

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About Abelia x grandiflora

Abelia × grandiflora, the glossy abelia, is a hybrid Abelia, raised by hybridising Abelia chinensis with A. uniflora. It is a deciduous or semi-evergreen multi-stemmed shrub with rounded, spreading, or gracefully arching branches to 1-1.8 m tall.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name glossy abelia
Maximum Reachable Height 3.00 to 6.00 feet
Flower Colour white, tinged pink,
Bloom Time blooms from late summer to well into the autumn
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

Feed plants on a regular basis before and throughout the blooming cycle (avoid chemical fertilizers and pesticides if you’re harvesting for the kitchen).Once a month between April and July, apply a balanced granular fertilizer (5-10-5 or 5-10-10). Allow ¾ to 1 cup for each bush, and sprinkle it around the drip line, not against the stem.

Abelia x grandiflora care

Enrich the soil with leaf mold or well-rotted organic matter to encourage good drainage. Dig a hole 2 to 3 times as deep as the bulbs are high and set the bulb in the hole pointy side up. Fill the hole with soil and tamp gently. Space bulbs at a distance equal to 3 times the bulb’s diameter. For a good effect, plant plants in groups of 3 to 5 bulbs.

Sunlight Full Sun
Watering medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 30F
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer
Harvest Season blooms from late summer to well into the autumn

Abelia x grandiflora special feature

Specimen or grouping or mass for shrub borders or foundations. Also effective as an informal hedge or low screen (plants tend to lose attractive graceful shape if pruned or sheared to a more formal hedge look) in southern areas where winter kill is not a concern.

Abelia x grandiflora uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • It’s quite a pretty little shrub, reaching about 3 meters tall, with its clusters of white and varying shades of purple flowers
  • Beware, however, for every part of this beauty is poisonous
  • While that may sound terrible, the toxins are helpful

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Abelia x grandiflora ?

Abelia x grandiflora is commonly known as glossy abelia

How tall do Abelia x grandiflora grow?

On average Abelia x grandiflora grows 3.00 to 6.00 feet

What color are Abelia x grandiflora ?

A Abelia x grandiflora plant bears flowers of color white, tinged pink,

When Abelia x grandiflora blooms?

With enough light, Abelia x grandiflora may produce white, tinged pink, flowers in blooms from late summer to well into the autumn

How hard is Abelia x grandiflora to grow?

A Abelia x grandiflora is easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Abelia x grandiflora need?

A Abelia x grandiflora prefers Full Sun

How much water does a Abelia x grandiflora need?

A Abelia x grandiflora prefers watering medium

What kind of soil does a Abelia x grandiflora need?

A Abelia x grandiflora prefers well-drained soil

What temperature does a Abelia x grandiflora like?

A Abelia x grandiflora prefers 30F

How often should I fertilize my Abelia x grandiflora ?

To encourage Abelia x grandiflora growth, Apply any organic fertilizer



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