Abelia × grandiflora 'Francis Mason'
Common Name: Abelia
Species: × grandiflora
Cultivar: 'Francis Mason'
Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Long flowering period
|Hardiness: Half-Hardy||Height: 1.50 m (150 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 2.00 m (200 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Semi Evergreen||Flower Colour: Pink, White|
|Foliage Colour: Green, Yellow, Variegated||Flowering Period: June to October|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained
A useful long-flowering semi-evergreen shrub for a mixed border. This abelia has yellow and green variegated leaves which it hangs on to for most of the year. In June it produces masses of small pink-flushed fragrant trumpet-like flowers on arching branches that go on all summer. As it’s slightly tender it’s best grown in the shelter of a wall towards the back of a border. Ideal for a small or cottage-style garden.
- Garden care: Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. In autumn after flowering trim back the flowered shoots to retain a neat and tidy shape. Remove any dead or damaged wood in April.
Abelia × grandiflora