Glossy Evergreen Shrub for Year Round Interest
With its cascading nature, the Abelia Edward Goucher shrub is a great choice to use as a vibrant shrub border, foundation plant, or informal or formal hedge. It was introduced in 1911 by Edward Goucher of the United States department of agriculture where it got its name.
From spring to 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 green foliage darkens during the winter, but the shrubs generally remain full during the cold months with gracefully arching branches that are funnel-shaped. The fall colored shrub exhibits erosion control to help with your landscaping needs.
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Edward Goucher Abelia Bush Care
This pink abelia shrub enjoys fairly rich, moist soil in full sun to partial shade location and has good drought tolerance. Make sure it is a well-draining soil. The Abelia Grandiflora 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.
Grow this glossy abelia hedge across the United States in USDA growing zones 6-9. The best time to plant an abelia Edward Goucher plant is in early spring or early fall so it has the whole growing season to establish its root system. It can tolerate light shade but performs best in full sunlight.
Abelia Edward Goucher Size
When to Prune Abelia Shrubs
When pruning abelia it is best to prune in late winter or very early Spring. Pruning ed Goucher abelia isn’t necessary but helps to keep your plant looking neat and compact. Abelia Edward Goucher rose is great with heavy pruning and should have any broken, dead, or diseased areas cut away. Be sure not to prune your abelia bush during the growing season. If you prune your fragrant abelia during the growing season you could cut off flower buds and won’t see as many flowers.
This semi-evergreen shrub species has so many great qualities; it’s hard to choose which one is best! The abelia Edward Goucher dwarf is sure to wow your neighbors with its brilliantly colored pink flowers and rich fall foliage that looks attractive and lasts all through winter. It is also deer resistant!
It is easily grown and the lilac-pink flowers of the abelia hedge that are bell-shaped bloom on new wood so prune in winter to early spring. Many abelias have white flowers depending on the abelian variety, which is why out of all the abelia varieties this one is our favorite for its uniqueness!
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Abelia x grandiflora 'Edward Goucher'
- Glossy foliage
- Pink flowers