With its cascading nature, the Edward Goucher Abelia is a great choice to use as a vibrant shrub border, foundation plant, or informal hedge. It was introduced in 1911 by Edward Goucher of the United States department of agriculture where it got its name.
From summer until fall it produces clusters of delicate pink and lavender tubular shaped flowers that are slightly aromatic. Foliage arises maroon and fades into dark green leaves, casting a reddish tint to the plant during active growth. The foliage darkens during the winter, but the shrubs generally remain full during the cold months with gracefully arching branches that are funnel shaped.
This abelia shrub enjoys fairly rich, moist soil in a full sun to part shade location and has good drought tolerance. Make sure it is well draining soil. The Abelia Edward Goucher is best planted on 4 to 6 foot centers to form a screen or foundation planting, or slightly closer for a shrub hedge.
This semi evergreen shrub species has so many great qualities; it’s hard to choose which one is best! The Edward Goucher Abelia is sure to wow your neighbors with its brilliantly colored pink flowers and rich foliage that looks attractive and lasts all through winter. It is easily grown and the lilac pink flowers of the abelia bloom on new wood so prune in winter to early spring.
Grow this glossy abelia across the United States in USDA growing zones 6-9.
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Abelia x grandiflora 'Edward Goucher'
- Glossy foliage
- Pink flowers