While that all sounds very inviting, Abelia is not without its problems as a hedge plant. It’s arching branch habit makes it prone to a gappy base. Like Plumbago, without pruning Abelia can get out of hand at the top. If you’re keen on the tri-colour look, go for it. Just know that it’s not going to be a “set-and-forget” process to get your Abelia hedge looking fantastic. It will require frequent maintenance to keep the arching habit in check.
Biggest Positive: Colourful display through Summer
Biggest Negative: Will gap at the base as it grows and needs work to keep the arching branches in check
|Name||Abelia x Grandiflora||Abelia|
|Flower||Colour||White with red sepals|
|Time of Year||Summer - Autumn|
|Ageing||Hard to Notice|
|Rate||Medium - Fast|