Abelia xgrandiflora 'Silver Anniversary'

Abelia x grandiflora 'Silver Anniversery'

Variegated Abelia

Semi-evergreen glossy green and cream edge variegated foliage with white fragrant flowers on a compact shrub. Flowers from June to frost. Bronze-pink foliage is more pronounced in early spring. Reddish-pink flower bracts are held through fall and winter. Great foundation shrub.

Height: 3 Feet
Spread: 3 Feet
Zone: 6-9
Color: White

Variegated 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
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Growth Rate
Medium
Attributes
Edging
Perennial Border
Container
Rock Garden
Specimen Planting
Mass Planting
Evergreen
Cut Flower
Wildflower Garden
Accent Plant
Border
Roadside Planting
Fragrant
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Fall
Summer
Early Spring
Winter
Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Variegated Abelia

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

Interesting Notes

Semi-evergreen glossy green and cream edge variegated foliage with white fragrant flowers on a compact shrub. Flowers from June to frost. Bronze-pink foliage is more pronounced in early spring. Reddish-pink flower bracts are held through fall and winter.

 

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.