Glossy Abelia, Large Flowered Abelia


Genus: Abelia

Species: grandiflora

An evergreen shrub in warmer weather but leaves may turn red and even drop during cold spells. Long, arching branches carry small, glossy leaves and clusters of white, tinged with pink, bell shaped flowers from late summer right through until early winter. Once established can be pruned quite hard. Variegated forms are not as hardy.

Pronunciation: Abbee-leya



Garden type

Cottage, Tropical


H: 100 to 200cm W: 100 to 200cm

Planting information

Full sunPart Shade

Flowering season

autumn, summer, winter

Flower colour




Water rating

Little maintenanceLittle maintenanceLittle maintenance

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SunPart ShadeInsect attractingBird attracting

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