Glossy Abelia (Linnaea 'Sherwoodii') in the Abelias Database

Also sold as:
Abelia zanderi 'Sherwoodii'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 3 to 4'
Plant Spread: 3 to 4'
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Other: Ovate, glossy, dark green leaves (to 1" long) turn purplish-green in autumn
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Other: Blooms on new wood. Best flowering in full sun
Flower Color: Other: White-tinged-pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Erosion control
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Dec 26, 2011 1:06 PM

Best blooming occurs in full sun. Blooms on new wood. Will suffer significant stem damage as temperatures approach 0 degrees F, and may die back to ground. In zones 5 and 6 when die-back occurs shrub will typically bloom while growing to 1'.

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