Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
ABELIA x grandiflora 'Prostrate White'
The name says it all. The glossy abelia ‘Prostrate White’ has a more compact and spreading habit than others, and its beautiful white blooms are quite fragrant.
Glossy abelia is a dense, rounded shrub with arching branches. It is primarily grown for its masses of long-lasting flowers but looks good year-round. This hybrid of Abelia chinensis and Abelia uniflora is evergreen in warmer climates and semi-evergreen in its more northern hardiness zones.
Its small ovate leaves are glossy and dark green. In cold weather, the foliage develops attractive bronze hues. Many small clusters of flowers cover the branch tips throughout the growing season but are heaviest early on. The ivory blooms are small, tubular, and fragrant, and each is subtended by five sepals of pink.
Abelia prefers sites with full to partial sun and acid to neutral, well-drained soil. It is surprisingly drought tolerant, especially when planted in partial sun, and takes well to pruning, though it has a beautiful natural habit. This popular landscape shrub has a neat appearance and works well in foundation plantings, mixed borders or mass plantings. It is deer resistant and its flowers attract bees and butterflies.
9 - 6
6 - 9
H1, H2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m
Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
White, Light Pink
Light Green, Dark Green, Burgundy, Bronze
Red, Dark Green
Dark Green, Burgundy, Dark Red
Dark Green, Burgundy, Bronze
Tan, Brown, Gray
Edging, Feature Plant, Foundation, Groundcover, Hedges, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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