Colourful golden variegated foliage shrub to 2m, with clusters of gently scented soft mauve-white flowers on arching branches. Foliage matures to a rich green. You can see the contrast between Francis Mason's gold leaves (left) and Grandiflora Dwarf's dark ones (right) in the images. Imperial Jezebel butterflies love the flower nectar.We love Francis Mason for his bright foliage colour, abundant flowers, butterfly nectar
Abelia x grandiflora (Linnaea x grandiflora) 'Francis Mason' APPEARANCE : Small neat shrub with colourful green-lime-gold foliage and clusters of tubular shaped, gently scented soft mauve flowers. Foliage darkens to green with age. USE FOR : Feature plant, informal hedging, well suited to 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 : 1.8 m H x 2 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.