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Edward Goucher Abelia
The one-inch long, bell-shaped, lavender-pink flowers with yellow throats have a light and refreshing fragrance and are produced in abundance from early summer well into fall attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Get all the details below

Edward Goucher Abelia

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Edward Goucher Abelia
Abelia grandiflora 'Edward Goucher'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a, where this Abelia is not winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

Edward Goucher Abelia, also known as Pink Abelia, is an evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub noted for its glossy deep green foliage and long bloom time. The one-inch long, bell-shaped, lavender-pink flowers with yellow throats have a light and refreshing fragrance and are produced in abundance from early summer well into fall attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Foliage turns an attractive purplish-bronze color during winter. Its amazing adaptability to tough conditions and harsh sites make this abelia indispensable for the urban garden.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 5 to 6 feet tall with an equal spread, Edward Goucher Abelia is ideal for use as a colorful hedge or specimen in sunny to partially shaded landscape and flowering shrub borders. Also a nice background plant.  centerpiece in a butterfly garden. Its drought tolerance makes it suitable for the Xeriscape and the summer-long flowers are a hummingbird and butterfly magnet.





Cultural Preferences

Edward Goucher Abelia is easy to grow in average, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. A low maintenance plant, it has demonstrated excellent resistance to deer, disease, drought, heat and insects. Pruning isn't required but the plant responds well to it. We give it a light trimming one time a year in late winter, before new growth begins to emerge. 




Helpful Articles

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Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone
Shrub Type:  Flowering Evergreen (May be semi-deciduous in northern zones)
Height at Maturity:  4-6' (depending on pruning)
Width at Maturity:  5-6'
Spacing:  4-5' for solid hedges, 8'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Dense, Mounding
Growth Rate:  Fast
Flower Color:  Pink
Flower Size:  Small, 1"
Flowering Period:  Early Summer, Mid-Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid-Fall
Flower Type:  Single, Bell-shape
Fragrant Flowers:  Yes
Foliage Color:  Green changing to bronze in winter
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs: Average, low when established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist, Well Drained Dry
Soil pH:  5.0 - 8.0 (Acid to mildly alkaline)
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Butterflies, Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat, Insect



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