Abelia grandiflora     
Glossy abelia    
Caprifoliaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Glossy privet
Abelia grandiflora in a container
in a shady location
Form: large, mounded, arching shrub
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: to 6ft with equal spread
Leaves: simple, opposite, glossy green, slightly serrate
Flowers: pinkish-white, bell-shaped; bloom summer to fall
Fruit: not significant
Stems/Trunks: arching habit, attractive
Range/Origin: China
Hardiness: 0°F or better



large Glossy privet
large shrub form
Glossy privet leaf
(showing characteristic chlorosis)

old-fashioned plant in industry, not commonly used now

tends to chlorosis in cold weather, problem will correct itself when it warms up

variety "Edward Goucher" more floriferous, flowers larger and pink

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