Abelia x grandiflora
Abelia grandiflora Hopley's is a wonderful semi-evergreen shrub with bright yellow variegated foliage and scented pink & white flowers in late Summer.
- Height: Easily maintained to 1.5m, if left 2-3m
- Spread: Easily maintained to 1.5m, if left 2-3m
- Foliage Colour: Bright white and yellow variegation with pink tips in autumn
- Flower Colour: Lilac buds and white flowers
Soil Type: Moist, well drained, sandy, loam, chalk
- Position: Full Sun - Semi Shade
- Hardiness: Fully Hardy once established, H5 (-10 to -15)
- Type: Semi Evergreen
Supplied in either a 9cm pot or 2 Litre pot, please select from the drop down menu when ordering.
Hardy and evergreen but in extreme temperatures it can loose it leaves and behave more like a deciduous shrub, especially in cold winds.
A proven garden plant and a useful introduction. Works best from full sun to semi-shade and will tolerate most soils.
Abelia is a reasonably large genus with more than 25 species, they are all shrubs and can be evergreen, deciduous and semi-deciduous.
Abelia x grandiflora was raised in Italy in the mid 1800s, it is a cross between Abelia chinensis and Abelia uniflora. This new hybrid has become a mainstay in British gardens and there are many cultivars and varieties which have been found from this original hybrid. These have many different attributes from variegated foliage, silver or golden foliage, stronger flower colour, different habits and many other attributes!
Abelia 'Edward Goucher' is a further hybrid of Abelia x gradiflora and Abelia schumannii and was raised in 1911 in the United States, this has the most different habit of all the varieties with a much more dwarfed habit, darker leaves and much darker purple flowers.