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Abelia 'Edward Goucher' - Pink Abelia

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckles)
Origin: China (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Parentage: (A. x grandiflora x A. shumannii)
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Abelia 'Edward Goucher' (Pink Abelia) - This is an evergreen shrub that grows 4-6 feet tall and as wide in mild climates. The glossy 1/2 to 3/4 inch long leaves clothe arching branches, foliage is bronze tinged when young. From early summer until fall an abundance of lilac-pink bell-shaped flowers with orange throats are produced. Fall color is enhanced by bronzing of foliage and persistent copper-colored flower sepals. Looks best when pruned selectively although tolerant of hard shearing. Can be cut to the ground to encourage new long arching branches. Plant in full sun to light shade. Low water needs along coast but looks best with moderate irrigation. Hardy to 15 F. It can be used as a shrubby border or as a screen. It is similar to A. grandiflora but it is not as tall and it has pink flowers and finer textured foliage. 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. We grew this durable and attractive shrub from 1979 until 2007.  Information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it. We also will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips would aid others in growing Abelia 'Edward Goucher'.