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Abelia × grandiflora 'Francis Mason' (v)

abelia 'Francis Mason'

'Francis Mason' is a semi-evergreen shrub with lance-shaped yellow leaves centrally blotched with dark green, and clusters of funnel-shaped, slightly fragrant, pale pink flowers from mid summer

Synonyms
Abelia 'Francis Mason'
Abelia × grandiflora 'Variegata'

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Size
Ultimate height
1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Yellow
Summer Pink Green Yellow
Autumn Pink Green Yellow
Winter Green Yellow
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
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

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun

Propagation

Propagate by greenwood cuttings in early summer or by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

Usually trouble-free

Diseases

Usually trouble-free

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