Abelia x grandiflora or Glossy Abelia is also known as Abelia rupestris, Abelia zanderi, Linnaea grandiflora, Abelia rupestris var. grandiflora. It is part of the Caprifoliaceae family of plants. It is a semi-evergreen shrub. It has small glossy oval dark green leaves. The Abelia x grandiflora flowers on new growth from late spring to autumn. The flowers are white and bell-shaped and slightly fragrant. Abelia x grandiflora grows to about 6ft or 1.8m. You can grow it as a hedge, it is an easy-to-grow plant.
Plant Abelia x grandiflora in full sun or partial shade in average moisture but well-drained soil. Sun is important for flower production. It is not a hardy plant so shelter and protect from frost. Abelia x grandiflora is deer tolerant. It attracts butterflies. Propagate by softwood cuttings earlier in summer and hardwood later. It is pest-free and disease-free.