Abelia x grandiflora
Leaves are glossy, bronze on the early growth, with lilac to pink flowers, it is a medium sized shrub that blooms for a long period in mid to late summer. This shrub is tough and hardy against frosts, liking a lightly acidic soil. If the pruning is done well with attention to detail then Abelia like others pruned in this group give the most back of all the shrubs. The new growth that comes after pruning from the base of the plant gives a vibrant and very attractive form. The stems form long uninterrupted growth from top to bottom, making lovely arching stems that bloom incredibly at the start of Summer.
RHS Pruning group: 2