Common Name: Edward Goucher abelia
Origin/Ecology: Garden origin.
Habit: Round and twiggy, growing to 2 m tall, 2 m wide.
Leaves: Leaves to 6 cm long, glossy dark green with long acuminate tips; some bronzing in winter. Pinnate venation, glabrous, ovate.
Leaf Arrangement: opposte
Flowers and Fruit: Cymes of pink flowers, July-August. Brown capsules, October-November.
Bark: Arching reddish branches.
Water Use, Soil: Acidic, well-drained.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade.
Landscape Uses: Fragrance, group or mass planting, hedge row, mixed shrub border, sheared hedge, summer interest.
Limitations: Pest and disease resistant. Susceptible to fungal leaf spot, root rot.