Common Name : abelia 'Prostrate White'Family : CaprifoliaceaeType : ShrubHabit : BushySpread : 1-1.5 metresFlower colour : White& PinkFlowering from : Julyto OctoberFoliage : Semi-evergreenFoliage colour : GreenSunlight : Full SunMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Summer - AutumnTo be ShelteredFragrantHardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°
Abelia can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees, with paired or whorled leaves and axillary or terminal clusters of funnel-shaped or trumpet-shaped flowers in summer and autumn, sometimes with conspicuous, colourful calyces.
A. ‘Prostrate White’ is a low-growing cultivar, to around 60cm with a wider spread, of this semi-evergreen, shrub. White flowers, sometimes tinged pink, are borne over several months from summer into the autumn, set off by pinkish, persistent calyces.