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Products > Plants - Browse Alphabetically > Abelia x grandiflora 'Sherwoodii'
 
Abelia x grandiflora 'Sherwoodii' - Dwarf Abelia
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckles)
Origin: China (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Lavender Pink
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Parentage: (A. chinensis x A. uniflora)
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Abelia x grandiflora 'Sherwoodii' (Dwarf Abelia) - A hardy, quick-growing evergreen or semi-deciduous shrub (cooler climates) with arching branches. Grows 3-4 feet tall and 5 feet wide. Lightly fragrant, bell-shaped lavender-pink flowers are heaviest late summer through fall and sporadically throughout the year. After blooms drop in fall, they leave bronze-colored sepals. Thrives in sun, with moderate summer watering. It is most attractive when selectively pruned, rather than sheared. This is a more compact plant than Abelia grandiflora or Abelia 'Edward Goucher'. Hardy to <15 degrees F. Abelia is a genus of up to 30 species with a disjunct distribution of eastern Asia and southern North America (Mexico). The name honors Dr. Clarke Abel, a physician and author who discovered the Abelia chinensis in China in 1816.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery and our own landscape plantings and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments we receive from others and appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Abelia 'Sherwoodii'