Arching reddish brown canes and small, glossy dark green leaves with masses of pale pink to white, lightly fragrant flowers in early summer, usually with a second flush in fall. The pink to red calyces (sepals) persist on the shrub after flowering making a nice contrast with the foliage which can turn purplish bronze. Glossy abelia is a hybrid between two Chinese species: C. chinensis and C. uniflora.
Common Name: Glossy Abelia
Family: Caprifoliaceae (The Honeysuckle Family)
Zone Hardiness: 7-10
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Pink
Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
Stem Colour: Red
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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