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Evergreen Shrubs (Flowering) – Canyon Creek Abelia

  • Canyon creek abelia:

Botanical name: Abelia grandiflora

Botanical name: Abelia grandiflora

Beginner friendly?: yes

Average size at maturity: 3 ft in height and a 4 ft spread 

Bloom time: early summer to mid fall

Hardy zone: Zones 5-9

Flower color: pink and white 

Foliage color: green, yellow, copper 

Growth rate: about 6 inches a year 

Pruning instructions: shape the plant every 2 months during growing season

Propagation methods: cut a stem just below a node and place in water until roots start to emerge

Landscape use: works great as a border or as an accent plant 

Light needs: 6 hours of sunlight a day 

Special features: colorful foliage all year round 

Watering instructions:  water 2 – 3 times a week until established, drought tolerant once established

Fertilizing instructions : use 10-10-10 in the early spring

Best time to plant: spring or early fall

Best type of soil: sandy or loamy soil

Companion plants: phlox, irises, roses, hollies

Toxicity level: non-toxic for humans and pets

Invasive species: no

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