Abelia - Plant
Description for Abelia
Abelia shrubs, Abelia grandiflora, have attractive foliage, which partially accounts for their long time use in the landscape. The evergreen abelia has red foliage throughout the summer, becoming even deeper and more brilliant in autumn through winter.
Flowers offer several bursts of bloom from spring to fall, with clusters of fragrant and frilly pink and white tubular flowers. In colder areas of the country, the glossy abelia plant is considered semi-evergreen, as it may lose half its leaves in cold winters.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Abelia||Lavender pink||May to September||3 to 5 feet||Easy|
Planting and care
When planting abelia in your yard, choose a prominent spot. Also, choose a spot that gets full to partial sun. The glossy abelia plant grows in a variety of soil types, but responds best to a fertile soil amended with organic material.
|Sun or part shade.||Slightly acid, the moist peaty soil is ideal.||Water regularly,weekly or more often in extreme heat.||0 to 37 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer.|
Caring for Abelia
- Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system.
For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.
Pruning time: winter.
Aphids sometimes bother Abelias and they will sometimes develop leaf-spot, but neither is serious.
May to September
Typical uses of Abelia
Special features: Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Waterwise.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: It is used as the ornamental edge plant.
Medicinal use: NA
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What garden lovers say ... ?
Good growth and 90% germination
Plants are alive but flowers have not come out as yet.
Plants are a great way to bring a little natural beauty indoors.