Abelia Grandiflora Confetti Hedging
Abelia grandiflora Confetti
A really useful and colourful dwarf variety of Abelia that looks great for many months of the year, Confetti has small grey green leaves with a cream edging during the Summer months, as the weather gets colder so the creamy variegation turns to shades of pink, starting at the branch tips and gradually spreading over the whole plant.
During Summer and Autumn a succession of scented white tubular flowers appear, slightly tinged with pink. These are very popular with bees and other pollinators and are produced over many months.
Abelia Confetti is a compact and naturally bushy variety with many uses, they make excellent container plants with a long season of interest, plant as a low maintenance space filler in flowerbeds and borders or for something a little different use them for a small decorative hedge. Abelia Confetti only grows to around 100cm when mature, and about as wide so with trimming this would make a great little hedge (3 plants per metre) of up to a metre. As with all Abelia varieties, Abelia Confetti should be trimmed in late winter or early spring just before the new growth emerges.
How to grow Abelia Confetti
Position: Sun or partial shade, not suited to cold inland stuations where shelter will give better results, but does very well by the sea.
Foliage: Semi Evergreen, leaves persist for most of the year but many may drop in very cold spells (and re leaf the following spring)
Soil and site: Any soil except very dry
Flowering time: continuously through summer and autumn.
Growth rate: slow/moderate 15-20cm per year.
Ultimate height and spread: 100cm high x 100-150cm wide
Hardiness: Full hardy
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and through the first season until established. Prune or trim in late winter/early spring.
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We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.