Abelia x grandiflora 'Compacta'

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Common name:
Plant Family: Caprifoliaceae
Type: shrub, semi-evergreen
Growth rate: medium, height x width: 0.9 x 0.9 m. (2' 11" x 2' 11")
Growth habit: bushy
Main season of interest: Summer
Predominant colours: leaf ~ dark green
flower ~ pink
stem ~ brown
Position: full sun, partial shade, highly tolerant
Soil: dry, moist, clay, sandy, pH preference: Any, pH tolerance: Any
Hardiness: minimum temperature -12°C (10.4°F), USDA Zone 8 to 10

Description:
Small semi-evergreen shrub, similar to A. x grandiflora but with a neat, densely compact habit. Dark green foliage and small pale pink flowers freely produced in late summer and early autumn.

Cultivation:
Fertile, well drained soil. Full sun or a little shade. Best in a location with some protection from cold winds but otherwise tough and adaptable.
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.