Gallon – $5.97 2 Gallon – $8.00 3-5 Gallon – $10.00
Abelia – ‘Edward Goucher’
Edward Goucher Abelia is a beautiful multi stemmed shrub with graceful, arching branches bursting with small pink blooms. The blooms are mildly fragrant and are known to last all summer – attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Edward Goucher Abelia grows to about 5 feet tall and wide and hardy in zones 6 – 9. Prefers full sun but can be grown in partial shade.
I like to trim mine to look like a small weeping bush by stripping the lower limbs and leaving the arching branches on top. Great to use in mass for slope stabilization, or in a mixed border.
The leaves are finely textured and glossy green in summer and purplish bronze in the fall. New stems are reddish brown and the older ones exfoliate to reveal a lighter inner bark. Prune in early spring as the plant blooms on new wood. Abeila is a hardy plant and requires very little care., continuing to bloom after others have finished for the summer. What could be better than that?