Abelia xgrandiflora 'Edward Goucher'

Abelia x grandiflora 'Edward Goucher'

Edward Goucher Abelia, Abelia

Member of the Honeysuckle family. Semi-evergreen shrub with very fragrant light pink flowers. Great foundation shrub.

Height: 5-6 Feet
Spread: 5-6 Feet
Zone: 6-9
Color: Light Pink

Edward Goucher Abelia Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Full sun to part shade
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Part Shade
Part Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Late Summer
Nature Attraction
Hummingbirds
Butterflies
Growth Rate
Medium
Attributes
Evergreen
Container
Wildflower Garden
Accent Plant
Fragrant
Cut Flower
Border
Perennial Border
Roadside Planting
Specimen Planting
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Summer
Early Spring
Winter
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Edward Goucher Abelia

Prune in mid-winter to early spring. Lightly trim back any long branches that spoil the overall shape of the bush.

Interesting Notes

Member of the Honeysuckle family. Semi-evergreen shrub with very fragrant light pink flowers.

About Abelia (Glossy Abelia)

Family: Caprifoliaceae ·

Green glossy leaves about 1/2 to 1 inch long that are bronzy in spring and fall.  White tubular or bell-shaped flowers often tinged pink bloom in terminal clusters from June through September.  Flowers, although they are small, are extremely fragrant. When blooms drop, they usually leave purplish or copper-colored sepals that provide color into the fall months.

Evergreen to 15 degrees F, cultivars range in size from 18" to 6-8 feet.  To keep the shrub’s graceful form, prune selectively; don’t shear. The more stems you cut to the ground in winter or early spring, the more open and arching next year's growth will be. Abelias are adaptable plants, useful in shrub borders, as space dividers and visual barriers, and near house walls; lower kinds are good bank or ground covers.

The most popular cultivars are a cross between two chinese chinese species yielding Albelia x grandiflora 'Cultivar'. The genus is named for Dr. Clarke Abel who accompanied Lord Amherst on an expidition to China in 1817.