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Abelia 'Edward Goucher'

Glossy Abelia

Hardy Shrub

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This rounded, semi-evergreen shrub has a graceful arching habit that makes a lovely feature in sunny borders. From July to October, the stems play host to clusters of lilac-pink, tubular flowers with a delicate honey fragrance. Cloaked in bright green leaves throughout summer, Abelia 'Edward Goucher' turns to muted shades of bronze with the onset of autumn. This RHS AGM variety is a popular choice for cottage garden borders and makes an pleasing hedge too. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 200cm (78").

Height Up to 150cm (59in)
Spread Up to 200cm (78in)

Hardy Shrub

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Flowering Months


1 x 3.6 litre potted abelia plant (66045)
2 x 3.6 litre potted abelia plants (66537)
1 x 2 litre potted abelia plant (KC7048)

Plant Abelia x grandiflora in garden borders in any fertile, well drained garden soil, in full sun. Alternatively grow Abelia plants in patio containers using soil based compost such as John Innes No.3.
Feed and water container-grown plants regularly. Deadhead faded Abelia flowers to prolong the flowering season. In exposed areas or those where winters are severe, apply a deep bark mulch around the base of Glossy Abelia plants in autumn to protect the roots from winter cold. Take care not to mound mulch up against the main stem. Alternatively protect with horticultural fleece. In late spring, trim Abelia x grandiflora lightly and remove any shoots which spoil the symmetry of the plant.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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