Abelia Grandiflora Sparkling Silver or Abelia Sparkling Silver A compact, variegated, semi-evergreen shrub, Abelia Grandiflora Sparkling Silver offers year-round interest. Its silvery-white leaves will adorn the shrub throughout the seasons, showing off a pinkish tinge when young and again in autumn and winter. Starting around June and persisting all the way to late October, a profusion of scented white to pale pink flowers creates an eye-catching display and spreads pleasant perfume across the garden. Fuss-free and with a compact growth habit, Abelia Sparkling Silver will fit in any landscape and it is particularly suited for small urban gardens or growing in containers.
Height and Spread of Abelia Grandiflora Sparkling Silver Abelia Sparkling Silver has a compact bushy habit and will eventually grow to between 50 cm and 1 metre in height and spread.
How Hardy is Abelia Grandiflora Sparkling Silver A sturdy and resilient shrub, Abelia Sparkling Silver is fully hardy in the United Kingdom and will survive temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius. Additionally, Abelia Grandiflora Sparkling Silver is considered to be generally pest and disease free, making it a truly tough and undemanding cultivar.
How To Use Abelia Grandiflora Sparkling Silver Versatile and easy to grow, Abelia Sparkling Silver will fit in beautifully in smaller gardens, in flower beds or as a part of mixed shrub borders. It does well in pots, so it is an excellent choice if you are looking for a shrub with year-round interest to pretty up your patio, balcony or rooftop garden. If you are looking for a low hedge, Abelia responds well to trimming.
How To Care For Abelia Grandiflora Sparkling Silver For best results, grow Abelia Grandiflora Sparkling Silver in a sheltered position, away from harsh winds and dark and damp corners of the garden. This semi-evergreen shrub will thrive in a sunny spot (particularly in areas with colder winter weather) and fertile, well-drained soil. If you want to encourage healthier growth, apply slow release fertiliser at the beginning of the spring.