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Glossy Abelia | Plant Profile

Glossy Abelia (Abelia x grandiflor) are fragrant shrubs with extremely long lived blooms. They have a naturally rounded shape with thin arching branches. Groups of fragrant white or pink bell-shaped flowers continuously bloom from May to September. The glossy, dark green leaves become purple in the fall.

Glossy Abelia prefers average fertility, medium moisture, well drained soils in full sun to part shade. These shrubs are not particularly winter hardy and can sustain significant damage in winters that reach below zero. In spring, prune away dead branches to make way for new growth. These plants survive best when provided with winter protection.

These multi-season interest shrubs have a wide variety of garden applications. They can be planted singularly at entryways or massed on hillsides or along fences. When planted on hillsides they can provide effective erosion protection.


Glossy Abelia Characteristics

Glossy Abelia have an elegant arching shape that should not be pruned into a formal hedge. The fragrant, long lasting flowers attract pollinators from May to September. These long lived blooms make them perfect for entryways or near front doors. They survive best when planted south facing or with other winter protection.

Aside from die back in harsh winters, there are few serious diseases or insects that plague Glossy Abelia.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 5 - 9
3.00 - 6.00
3.00 - 6.00'
Bloom Time
May - September
Full Sun - Part Shade
Deer Resistant?