Abelia 'Edward Goucher'

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Common name:
Plant Family: Caprifoliaceae
Type: shrub, semi-evergreen
Growth rate: medium, height x width: 1.5 x 1.5 m. (4' 11" x 4' 11")
Growth habit: bushy
Main season of interest: Summer
Predominant colours: leaf ~ dark green
flower ~ pink
stem ~ brown
Position: full sun, partial shade
Soil: dry, clay, pH preference: Any, pH tolerance: Any
Hardiness: minimum temperature -5°C (23°F), USDA Zone 8 to 9
Origin: America

Description:
Strong growing American hybrid with lilac pink flowers in late summer and autumn. Glossy dark green leaves are bronze when young.

Cultivation:
Fertile, well drained soil. Full sun or a little shade. Needs a fairly sheltered location with some protection from cold winds. Less hardy than A. x grandiflora.
If required, lightly prune back shoots after flowering.

Propagation:
By greenwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Design and Use Notes:
Shrub borders.

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