Scientific Name: Abelia x grandiflora 'Edward Goucher'
Common Name: Edward Goucher abelia
Family Name: Caprifoliaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Semi-evergreen
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 1.5 - 2.0m (height x width)
Habit: Twiggy
Form: Round
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Fragrance, Group or mass planting, Hedge row, Mixed shrub border, Sheared hedge, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Lustrous, Ovate, Entire, Serrulate
Flowers: Cyme, Pink, Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep-Oct
Fruit: Achene, Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Brown, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Semi-evergreen shrub with arching reddish branches; leaves opposite, ovate, most blades 2-5cm long x 1.5-3cm wide, glossy dark green with long acuminate tips; some bronzing in winter; florets light pink, bilaterally symmetrical, 5 petal lobes, most with 2 sepals.