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Abelia





What is an Abelia Plant?

Abelias are generally used in the landscape to add color and depth. This flowering shrub is versatile and can be used as a small hedge or staggered throughout your landscape. Try dwarf glossy Abelias in a container for a unique look. These plants are heat, drought, and frost tolerant as well as deer resistant. Abelia bushes are easy to grow and low maintenance.

Are Abelias Evergreen?

Abelias are semi-evergreen. They are evergreen in most of the recommended growing zones. However, in the cooler zones like zone 6 or even 7 in a harsh winter they may defoliate partially or completely.

Abelias Evergreen
How to Prune Abelias

How to Prune Abelias

For broken or damaged branches cut them below the break and right above a lateral bud or branch. It the entire branch is dead or damaged cut it back to ground level or where it meets with another branch, leaving behind the branch collar. For severely overgrown plants cut the entire plant back to the ground. To maintain size and shape, prune back the 3 largest branches at the ground to open up your plant and then prune to the desired shape removing up to ⅓ of the plant.

When to Prune Abelias

Significant Abelia pruning should be tackled in late winter or early spring. Remove dead or broken branches when you notice them. Minor pruning can be done at any time. Mid to late Fall pruning should be avoided. Pruning stimulates new growth that is tender and can be damaged by freezing temperatures. Abelias bloom on new wood.

When to Prune Abelias
How to Care for Abelias

How to Care for Abelias

Abelias are very low maintenance once established. Plant in full sun for the best blooms. This shrub is adaptable, but fertile, well-drained soil is ideal. Water deeply once or twice weekly during establishing. After 2 to 3 months your Abelia bush will be drought tolerant. Fertilize in spring with a slow release fertilizer.

How to Plant Abelias

When planting Abelia bushes, dig a hole twice the width of the root ball and not quite as deep as the root ball is tall. Place your plant level in the hole. The top of the root ball should be slightly higher than the existing soil line. Backfill with the soil you dug out. Water deeply until the water begins to pool on the ground surface. Apply 1 to 2 inches of mulch to reduce watering needs and weeds. Water daily for the first week, 3 times per week the 2nd and 3rd week, and 1 to 2 times weekly thereafter for the first 2 to 3 months until your plant is established.

How to Plant Abelias

Featured Abelia Varieties

Abelia x grandiflora 'Confetti'
 
Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Mature Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and wide
 
The leaves of Southern Living® Plant Abelia Confetti are variegated with green centers and creamy white margins that transition to blushing pink as the weather cools. The flowers emerge white from pink buds. This small shrub is versatile, easy to maintain, and can fit just about anywhere in the landscape.
Abelia grandiflora 'Edward Goucher'
 
Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Mature Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide
 
The glossy, green leaves of the hardy Abelia Edward Goucher transition into purple-bronze as cool weather takes over. The flowers are a lilac pink that really stands out atop the shiny, green leaves. This flowering shrub is a popular and trusted glossy Abelia.
Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope'
 
Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Mature Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide
 
In spring, the center of the Abelia Kaleidoscope’s foliage is light green with bright yellow around the outer edges. In summer, the color deepens, transitioning into a dark green center with golden-yellow outer edges. An abundance of white, subtly fragrant flowers emerge during late summer and continue to bloom into fall. With a beautiful spectrum of greens, reds, yellows, and oranges this Southern Living® Plant is quite literally a kaleidoscope of pigments in fall.
Abelia x grandiflora ‘Little Richard’
 
Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Mature Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide
 
This dwarf Abelia has vibrant green foliage that takes on a lovely orange pink hue in fall. Pure white flowers emerge in late spring. Abelia Little Richard is great for foundation plantings, accents in mixed beds, borders, and low hedges. This glossy Abelia shrub is nice for small spaces and containers.
Abelia grandiflora 'Mardis Gras'
 
Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Mature Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide
 
The Abelia Mardi Gras is disease resistant and easy to maintain. This shrub adds lovely warm colors to your landscape. White flowers pop open from rosy pink buds over green leaves with creamy white to pink-red edges. These lightly fragrant flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
Abelia x grandiflora 'Radiance'
 
Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Mature Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide
 
The new growth of the Abelia Radiance is medium green with creamy white margins, while the more aged foliage is a striking silver green with yellow margins. Not only is the foliage beautiful, but the stems themselves provide striking contrast with vivid crimson pigment. An abundance of white, slightly fragrant flowers are produced during late spring to fall. This Abelia is easy to maintain and great for a low hedge, border, or mass planting.
Abelia grandiflora 'Rose Creek'
 
Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Mature Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide
 
The foliage of the Rose Creek Abelia is a bright, showy green that transitions to a deep purple when the weather begins to cool. An abundance of white, slightly fragrant flowers are produced during late spring to fall. These blooms attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Rose Creek is a versatile Abelia that is easy to grow and low maintenance.

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