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Abelia × grandiflora 'Semperflorens'

abelia 'Semperflorens'

A long-flowering, rounded semi-evergreen cultivar to a height of 3m, with mid-green oval-shaped leaves in spring with a bronze tinge that takes on a darker green tone for the rest of the year. Its branches are arching in habit. Scented pale pink-white flowers are borne in clusters from midsummer to mid autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Bronze
Summer White Pink Green
Autumn White Pink Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Caprifoliaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

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

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Easy to grow in well-drained soil; requires a sheltered, sunny position

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Hedging and screens
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 8. May need hard pruning (Pruning group 6) every 3 to 4 years

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

May be susceptible to honey fungus

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