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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Abelia rupestris misapplied Abelia rupestris var. grandiflora
Abelia zanderi misapplied
Abelia can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees, with paired or whorled leaves and axillary or terminal clusters of funnel-shaped or trumpet-shaped flowers in summer and autumn, sometimes with conspicuous, colourful calyces
A. × grandiflora is a medium-sized semi-evergreen shrub to 3m, with arching branches, bearing small glossy oval leaves and clusters of pale pink, slightly fragrant flowers over a long period from mid-summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Very easy to grow in reasonable conditions although not fully hardy; requires a sheltered, sunny position
Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 8. May need hard pruning (Pruning Group 6) every 3 to 4 years
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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