Glossy abelia is a rounded, spreading, a deciduous or semievergreen multistemmed shrub which grows up to 1 to 1.8 m tall. It has small glossy, ovate, dark green leaves and 2–6 cm long. The flowers are produced in clusters, white, tinged pink, bell-shaped, to 2 cm long. Flowers from early summer to frost.
Species: L. × grandiflora
Scientific Name: Linnaea × grandiflora.
Synonyms: Abelia × grandiflora, Abelia rupestris var. grandiflora, Abelia rupestris misapplied .
Common Names: Glossy abelia.
How to grow and maintain Glossy abelia:
It requires full sunlight to part shade. They need 6-8 hours of sunlight to grow.
It grows well in a rich, organic, moist but well-drained soil.
It prefers temperatures 10.8° F – 46.6° F at the coldest month and during hottest month 34.1° F – 72.0° F.
Water your plant regularly during the growing season and always keep the soil evenly moist but never allow your plant to sit in water. You can allow the top 1 inch of soil to dry out between each watering. During the winter months, water sparingly.
Feed monthly with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half
It can be easily propagated by softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer.
Pests and Diseases:
It has no serious pest and disease problems.