The Abelia ( Abelia x grandiflora ) is a medium sized evergreen shrub , growing to around 2 metres in height. It has attractive small shiny green leaves, and masses of small trumpet -shaped white flowers. It has a very long flowering season, and the look of the plant is enhanced by the persisent sepals ( base of the flowers) which have a starry-like affect amongst the flowers and foliage. There are many different cultivars of Abelia, some with golden coloured foliage called "Frances mason", and other Variegated (two colour foliage) varieties. Abelia is a good hedge plant for screens and privacy, or a good specimen plant on it's own. Plant in the full sun for best results. Abelia will grow in most climates without severely cold winters. Photos are from Sydney gardens.
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