Evergreen, versatile, hardy, drought resistant to name just a few of the good qualities which had made Abelia grandiflora a worthy resident in many gardens all over the world.
Its foliage ranging from lime green to bright yellow in the new shoots to golden or glossy green summer foliage which will eventually turn reddish bronze during Autumn and winter. There are even more variations and variegation on the market these days.
It blooms consistently producing fragrant white to soft pink trumpet shaped flowers which remain the highlight of the year, playing host to honeybees and many other beneficial insects.
Due to excessive pruning Abelia grandiflora over the long term may suffer as a hedge plant.
It is best to let the long shoots hang loose somewhere in a difficult sunny corner of your garden and watch as it comes into its own.