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

Common names
  • Glossy Abelia

Photo Gallery
Location: Garden
Date: 2016-10
Location: My garden
Date: June 21, 2014
Location: My yard
Date: 2014-08-09
Location: Murray, Utah, United States
Date: 2021-09-30
Location: At a nursery
Location: Waukesha, Wi
Date: 2012-05-09
Location: Odessa, FL
Date: 2010-06-02

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo by KENPEI
Uploaded by dave
  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Sep 20, 2011 4:10 PM concerning plant:
    Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Oct 14, 2014 7:46 AM concerning plant:
    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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Cgull835 On January 1, 2013 Obtained plant
Planted as original landscape for new home. January 2013
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