Abelia × grandiflora

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Buy Abelia × grandiflora abelia: A long-flowering shrub for a mixed border

This shrub is semi-evergreen, so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new foliage appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to October
  • Hardiness: borderline hardy

    A useful, long-flowering, semi-evergreen shrub for a mixed border. This abelia has attractive, glossy, deep green leaves which it hangs on to for most of the year. From June, it produces masses of small, fragrant, pink-flushed, trumpet-like flowers on arching branches that go on all summer. As it’s slightly tender, it’s best grown in the shelter of a wall, towards the back of a border. Ideal for a cottage-style garden.

  • Garden care: Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. In autumn after flowering, lightly trim back the flowered shoots to retain a neat and tidy shape. Remove any dead or damaged wood in April.

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Eventual height & spread

Eventual height and spread

Notes on Abelia × grandiflora

"You can hunt around the garden for some time before you realize that delightful unexpected draught of sweet perfume that keeps catching you by surprise, emanates from its dainty, white-stained pale pink flowers"

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I buy regularly from this Company


I buy regularly from this company as I know I can trust them. The plant I bought recently is already in flower and is growing strongly.




Beautiful Shrub - so delicate , now happily established


A useful border plant, established fairly quickly. Just beautiful, small, delicate bell shape flowers..




Full of promisr


A good healthy plant that is growing very well.

Art on Friday



I would buy this product again


I bought this plant because it is evergreen, has fragrant flowers and will fill a big space in my border. I planted it as soon as it arrived. It was small to begin with but once the spring and summer arrived it put on a lot of growth. I kept pinching it out to encourage a busy growth as some stems were getting leggy. It has begun to fill the bed quite nicely and the flowers have a lovely fragrance. I am expecting it to double in size this year.




Lovely plant


This plant is a replacement for one of a pair either side of a set of steps. One disappointingly died back suddenly, maybe due to a rather colder windy position. The original shrubs were not bought from you so I am hoping that this new healthy plant you have supplied will be a happy partner to the first!

Happy Cat

South London


the plant is doing very well and I am pleased with it .


Really pretty plant occupying a sheltered sunny spot in the back garden .

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Establishing themselves well


Part of new garden design




Slow growing but hardy


This is growing more slowly than I expected, hoping for flowers this summer

French Kat



Has done really well


This is a pretty shrub that has grown well in its first year. It is easy to keep to a reasonable size in my town garden.

Garden stitcher



Good all rounder


Pretty in almost any situation and in my experience not fussy





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Hello, I want to use this plant to border a pathway but I wouldn't want it it get too big. Is it possible to keep cutting back each year to keep the plant quite small? I was also looking at eleagnus and wondered the same question. Thank you.


I would advise against this, but you could opt for one of the smaller cultivars (see links below), which sould as though they may be more suitable for the spot. 'Kaleidoscope' https://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/abelia--grandiflora-kaleidoscope-pbr/classid.2000019572/ MAGIC DAYDREAM https://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/abelia--grandiflora-magic-daydream-opstal103-pbr/classid.2000024907/


HI, I want to know the pH of the soil for Abelia x grandiflora. If it's possible the number range, e.g. 5-8, rather than acid or alkaline. Many Thanks John


Hello there Abelia × grandiflora will grow in acid, neutral or alkaline soil. Hope this helps.

Abelia for screening the bottom of a small garden? Hi, hope you can advise me on some plants. I have a small garden, and would like some plants to screen the bottom of my garden from neighbours and I like the look of Abelia ?? grandiflora. Is this plant easy to care for as I am no gardener? The space where I am hoping to put the plant is 12 foot long x 2+ foot width so I as thinking of putting two in this space. Do you think that there is enough space for any other small shrubs or would you just keep to the two Abelia ?? grandiflora? Look forward to hearing from you with your advice. Kindest regards Wendy

Hello Wendy, Abelia is a beautiful shrub that is hardy in all but the coldest gardens, and it is very easy to look after. If you are wanting to create a hedge effect with it, then I would be tempted to plant 3 of these and after they become established they will form a dense screen. Even planting two will eventually fill the space completely but it will take a few years. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Plants suitable for patio pots Hello I wanted to enquire if you have a Sarocococca hookeriana var. humilis, I looked online but it's not listed. I am askng for that particular plant, because I only have a patio and want plants that won't grow to an enormous size or require spectacular care. A rosemary and a dwarf syringa I bought from you are doing very well. Plants always arrive in very good condition which I really appreciate. A Myrtus communis subsp. 'Tarentina' which I potted up immediately in a larger pot suffered shock I think, - I wonder what you know about this myrtle? I am wanting to grow plants on a small patio in containers and wonder if the following plants are suitable:- Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis (if you have got it) or a Sarcococca hookeriana digyna (which is in your listings). Winter Jasmine, or any of the other Jasmines, Wintersweet, Witchhazel, Abelia grandiflora but would this be too large for my patio- I am thinking of winter cheer with its red berries, and Nandina Domestica. Many thanks Bernadette

Bernadette Matthews

Hello Bernadette, I'm afraid we do not sell Sacrocococca hookeriana var. humilis, but the other two we list will be fine in a large pot as long as they are kept well fed and watered. It is my experience that most plants will cope if the pot is big enough and they are well looked after, however larger plants like the Jasminum nudiflorum, Wintersweet, Witchhazel, Abelia or Nandinas will eventually run out of steam and need to be placed into the garden. You should however be able to get a good few years from them. As for the Myrtus, I have not heard that they particularly dislike being moved, but as they are not fully hardy they need protection in winter. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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