Glossy Abelia is a trouble free, dependable, summer flowering shrub. Easily shaped to fit its location, this plant flowers continuously from late June until frost. Bees work the multitude of flowers daily. If you are going to plant a shrub anyway, make it a bee friendly shrub. Hardy in zones 5 to 9.
This is a tough shrub that has been around a long time. Abelias staying power can be attributed to its versatility.It can be shaped and used as a hedge, a free formed bush, or shaped as a globe or other geometric shapes.
Pruning in late winter will encourage branching and thicken the texture of the plant. Pruning at this time will remove any winter damage and produce more blooms as Abelia flowers are always on new wood.
The flowers of Glossy Abelia are fragrant and white in color with a pinkish blush. Honeybees are attracted to Abelia flowers and the long bloom period from May until September ensures a continuous supply of nectar and pollen .
Glossy Abelia is hardy in zones 5 to 9 and is a tough, drought tolerant shrub that is easy to grow