Common Name : abelia 'Prostrate White'Family : CaprifoliaceaeType : ShrubHabit : BushySpread : 1-1.5 metresFlower colour : White& PinkFlowering from : Julyto OctoberFoliage : Semi-evergreenFoliage colour : GreenHardiness : H5
Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°
Sunlight : Full SunMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Summer - AutumnTo be ShelteredFragrant
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.
2020 – Removed old growth in February. Not very healthy at the end of winter. Slowly improves in May. Beginning of flowering in mid-August.
2019- OK at the end of winter. Beginning of flowering end of July. Flowering very spread out until October. Scented.
2018- Has rather well preserved its foliage this winter. Some toasted ends of foliage. First flowers on July 22nd. Half flowered after August 15. At the end of September, some vertical shoots in the middle are removed. Nice autumn foliage in November.
2017- Planted on March 17 in the western border. First flowers mid-July. and beautiful shoots. Well flowered end of August until November.