Abelia x grandiflora

Abelia x Grandiflora is a good plant for medium hedges, with long-lasting white or pink flowers and beautiful glossy leaves.
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Abelia x Grandiflora is a semi-evergreen shrub belonging to the distinguished Caprifoliaceae family. This charming shrub is the result of a cross between two notable species, Abelia Uniflora and Abelia Chinensis. Originating from distant lands, it has gained popularity in gardening due to its beauty and durability.

Description: Abelia x Grandiflora is a gem in the garden. Its semi-evergreen, glossy leaves give it a lush appearance for most of the year. But its real showstopper is its long-lasting, radiant white or pink flowers. These flowers are a magnet for butterflies and bees, adding a touch of magic to any green space.

This shrub is an ideal choice for medium-sized hedges or as a standalone plant in your garden. It also works beautifully in large pots for patios and terraces. Its versatile nature allows it to thrive both outdoors and indoors, making it a perfect addition to your plant collection.

Care - Watering and Fertilizing: Abelia x Grandiflora requires a little TLC to thrive. Here are some tips for proper care:

  • Rich, Well-Drained Soils: Make sure to plant it in rich, well-drained soils. A mix of quality soil, compost, and sand is ideal.

  • Sun Exposure: Place it in areas with direct sunlight or partial shade for best results.

  • Cold Resistance: While it is hardy, it can lose its leaves during periods of intense cold. In colder climates, it's best to protect the soil around it with a layer of mulch, such as pine bark.

  • Coastal Locations: It's suitable for coastal areas, but avoid planting it right on the beachfront.

  • Pruning:

    • Perform light pruning after flowering to maintain its compact shape.
    • Every three to four years, consider more drastic pruning to rejuvenate the plant.
    • In case of cold damage, trim back damaged parts in early spring.

Adaptation to Cold and Heat: Abelia x Grandiflora is cold-resistant for short periods, but be aware that it may lose its leaves in very cold climates. To keep it in top shape, follow the pruning and soil protection tips mentioned earlier.

Notable Varieties:

  • "Francis Mason": This variety features white flowers and is particularly sun-resistant.
  • "Edward Goucher": Its lovely pink flowers make it a charming choice for your garden.

This botanical gem, Abelia x Grandiflora, will add a touch of elegance and color to your garden. At Viveros González, we offer this wonderful plant, cultivated with care and passion. Make space in your garden for beauty and durability with Abelia x Grandiflora!


Data sheet

Abelia x grandiflora
Cross between Abelia chinensis and Abelia Uniflora
Between 0.90-1.00mtr. both in width and height.
Leaves between pretty bright greens and browns and flowers between white and pink.
Approximately between May and September
The sun or partial shade, although in full sun will have more flowering.
Moderate. Important do not water over wet and make good drainage.
In groups or to perform hedges. Also as exemplary, even in mallet. Or on slopes to prevent erosion and hold the ground.
Sales format
Pot 13 cms of diameter,.
It suffers when temperatures are lower than 0 º C.
Being the product a living plant and depending on the season, this plant could be received, in some cases, not exactly the same as in the photography, but as similar as possible, without impacting on quality of the same.

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