Abelia x 'EDWARD GOUCHER'

Abelia x
Abelia x  'EDWARD GOUCHER'
Edward Goucher pink abelia
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 0.3-1m
USUAL WIDTH 0.3-1m
LEAVES semi-deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS lilac
BLOOMING TIME June - October
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Evergreen broadleaf
Summer blooms
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Abelias belong to the most popular flowering shrubs of dwarf to small sizes, mainly thanks to its long flowering period: June-October. Variety Edward Goucher was introduced by a botanist of the same name in the USA in 1911 as a cross between abelia x grandiflora and abelia schumannii.

This elegant shrub has 2-3 cm long, pointed, very glossy, semi-evergreen, dark green leaves that turn burgundy red in the winter. The flowers are tiny, but numerous, funnel-shaped, bright pink to lilac. In warmer climates this shrub is very vigorous and can reach as much as 1.5m. If you buy a small plant it will readily spread to sides and its height will not exceed some 50 cm. But if you buy a taller specimen you can enjoy a shrub reaching about 1m. In such case we suggest covering the plant with white woven for the coldest days should a harsh winter come.

In old encyclopedias you can find low resistance to frost in our country. However, we tried all abelias we offer and can confirm they not only survive but live happily and flower even after a cruel winter. Just cut off long, last year’s branches, damaged by frost. Abelia flowers on new wood so spring pruning every year will do it good and encourage new and denser growth. Soil adaptable. Hardy to -24°C, or -27°C (USDA zone 5b) with protection.

Last update 08-01-2009
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
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