Genus of about 30 species of evergreen and deciduous shrubs. They feature small, ovate, green leaves and rich flowering in summer and autumn. Red, ornamental bracts appear in autumn.
Latin name: Abelia x grandiflora
They grow in sunny, frost-protected sites, in moderately moist soils. Plant in groups, small fences and flowerpots.
Propagated by softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings.
Prune lightly to restore shape.
No disease problems.
Evergreen, dome-shaped shrub with white flowers.