PlantsAbelias→Glossy Abelia (Linnaea 'Edward Goucher')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Plant Spread: 3-5 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Other: Ovate, glossy, dark green leaves (to 1.25" long) turn purplish-bronze in autumn
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Other: Best flowering is in full sun
Flower Color: Other: Lavender-pink, funnel-shaped flowers (to 3/4" long) with orangish yellow throats
Flower Time: 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
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Child plants: 3 child plants


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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Sep 20, 2011 4:10 PM

Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Oct 14, 2014 7:46 AM

This is one of my favorite Glossy Abelias. It is a hybrid with a bushy, somewhat spreading, multi-stemmed habit. It grows to 5-6 feet tall in my zone where it is planted in a protected area by the house. The small lavender-pink, funnel-shaped flowers are around 3/4" long with orange-yellow throats. This lovely Abelia flowers from the middle of summer well into fall. The dark green leaves turn purplish-bronze in autumn.

A hybrid between A. x grandiflora and A. shumannii introduced in 1911 by Edward Goucher of the United States Department of Agriculture.

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