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Abelia x grandiflora 'Edward Goucher'/Edward Goucher Abelia

Abelia x grandiflora 'Edward Goucher' / Abelia x grandiflora 'Edward Goucher'
Rosy-pink flowers with prominent darker pink sepals
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Rosy-pink flowers with prominent darker pink sepals

Small funnel-shaped flowers

Dense foliage in summer

Flowers and foliage

Dense foliage in warm months

Long arching stems with summer flowers

Pink flowers and foliage with some persistent sepals

Mature low hedge in winter at Memphis Botanical Garden

Close-up of flowers

Colorful flowers and sepals

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Scientific Name: Abelia x grandiflora 'Edward Goucher'
Common Name: Edward Goucher Abelia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: Dies to ground in cold winters. Has pinkish flowers and quite ornamental, persistent sepals. The size of this selection is quite manageable when compared to the old standard abelia which grows very large. Flowers are highly fragrant.