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Abelia x grandiflora 'Confetti'

Abelia

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Colourful new growth, Scented flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

Abelia x grandiflora 'Confetti'

Plant details

Abelia x grandiflora 'Confetti' is a beautiful dwarf sized, slow-growing shrub with variegated foliage and lightly fragrant, pale pink flowers. Its flowers are a magnet for bumblebees. It's perfect for growing in a mixed or shrub border and is particularly well suited to small gardens. It's evergreen in mild regions.

Grow Abelia x grandiflora 'Confetti' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade, ideally with the protection of a south- or west-facing wall. The sunnier spot you provide, the more flowers you will be rewarded with.

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Genus: Abelia

Species: grandiflora

Cultivar: Confetti

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green, Silver variegation

Feature: Colourful new growth, Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 500cm

Spread: 500cm

Time to take cuttings: May to July

Time to prune: March to April

Flowering period: June to October


Reader reviews

Blubell

Great evergreen plant. Review says it needs protection but mine has suffered wind and snow without a Mark. I have mine in clay soil and use as a hedging plant at the front of the border. The flowers are small but add interest, slightly scented.Low maintenance , just trim lightly after flowering. Do not cut into old wood.


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