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Abelia, Glossy Abelia x grandiflora

Glossy Abelia - Abelia x grandiflora
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This popular rounded shrub makes a fine bank cover, mass or hedge. White flowers tinged with rose bring beauty from late summer through the fall.

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Zones 5 - 9 Zones 5 - 9
Hardiness Zones 5 - 9
The Glossy Abelia can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Ornamental Tree Ornamental Tree
Type of tree
Ornamental Trees, Shrubs
3' - 6' High 3' - 6' High
Mature Height
The Glossy Abelia grows to be 3' - 6' feet in height.
3' - 6' Spread 3' - 6' Spread
Mature Spread
The Glossy Abelia has a spread of about 3' - 6' at full maturity.
Medium to Fast Growth Medium to Fast Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a medium to fast growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This abelia does well in full sun, partial shade.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Glossy Abelia grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, well drained soils.
Rounded Shape Rounded Shape
Shape
This abelia has rounded shape.
Attributes

Dense, rounded, multi-stemmed shrub with arching branches. Easily grown with a medium-to-fast growth rate. Excellent for textural effects, often used as a bank cover or hedge; combines well with broadleaf evergreens.

Description

This popular rounded shrub makes a fine bank cover, mass or hedge. White flowers tinged with rose bring beauty through late summer and fall.

Wildlife Value

Little-known use: these shrubs can also serve as butterfly bushes.

Leaves

Lustrous dark green in summer, broze-green to bronze-red to bronze-purple in late fall and into winter.

Flower Color

Funnel-shaped in shades of white and pale pink tinged with rose.