Compact flowering shrub with attractive leaves and flowers, neat and versatile. Abundant clusters of dainty pale lilac-white flowers with rusty-red calyxes, and dark bronze-red new leaves which mature to glossy green. Imperial Jezebel butterflies love the flower nectar.
We love Grandiflora dwarf for the bronze leaves, abundant flowers, compact size
Abelia x grandiflora (Linnaea x grandiflora) 'Nana' APPEARANCE : Compact, low growing shrub with bold dark bronze-red new foliage becoming glossy green as it matures. Features clusters of soft mauve flowers throughout most of the year. USE FOR : Suited to small gardens, containers and rambling cottage gardens. Attracts butterflies. PLANTING : Plant in well drained soil in a full sun to partly shaded position in the garden. Tolerates dry periods once established. Frost tolerant. CARE : Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune after flowering to promote dense growth habit and flowering, fertilise with a slow release fertiliser in spring. HEIGHT & WIDTH : 1 m H x 1 m W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide. You can see an example in the image gallery.