Abelia × grandiflora 'Prostrate White'
abelia 'Prostrate White'
A low-growing cultivar, to around 60cm with a wider spread, of this semi-evergreen, shrub. White flowers, sometimes tinged pink, are borne over several months from summer into the autumn, set off by pinkish, persistent calyces
SynonymsLinnaea grandiflora 'Prostrata'
Abelia × grandiflora 'Prostrata'
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Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread1–1.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
- Semi evergreen
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
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How to grow
Requires a sheltered, sunny situation with a moist but well-drained soil
Propagate by softwood cuttings in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- City and courtyard gardens
- Low Maintenance
- Wall side borders
Remove dead wood in late spring and prune after flowering to restrict growth, if necessary. Pruning group 10
Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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