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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 31, 2017

Q. Glossy abelia

Is it a good plant for zone 5?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 1, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

I have found conflicting answers that Glossy abelia is hardy in zones 5-9 and some reports of 6-9.

Check with your local growers or even contact your local County Extension Office for their recommendation.
Here are links with care information and how to locate your closest Extension Office.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/abelia/planting-abelia-bushes.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search/

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Asked by
jhendley on
October 14, 2017
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Q. Abelia plant

How do I transplant a portion of an Abelia Plant. I would like to take a portion of a friends plant and put in my yard.

Answered by
MichiganDot on
October 14, 2017
A.

I couldn't find information on dividing abelia so it must not be recommended. Stems will root and produce another plant under the right conditions. Read this; https://www.gardenguides.com/88463-propagate-glossy-abelia.html

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Asked by
Trishadee on
March 2, 2018
Glasgow, Scotland

Q. Abelia Floribunda

Q; How do I prune this lovely shrub which my late mother trained to resemble a small arching fruit tree.

It has a single trunk and is about 5 feet in height and resembles a small weeping willow tree when in flower. The flowering branches are heavy with beautiful Magenta trumpet like flowers and is a big attraction for bees. It’s planted in a postage size North facing garden. I have never sprayed it with insecticide [it has no pests] and I’ve just trimmed the dead branches each year and mulched and fed it.

I’ve taken 5 cuttings from the mother shrub over the years and have grown them true to the shrub appearance…they too are laden with flowers all summer long.

Can you advise me…How do I prune this shrub/tree?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 3, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

Sure! This article will tell you everything that you need to know: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/abelia/cutting-back-abelia-plants.htmh

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Asked by
James rankin on
April 29, 2018

Q. Price of glossy Abelia

What is the plant glossy abelia priice, and do you ship?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
April 30, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

We do not sell plants. We only offer information regarding their growth, and other knowledge. I would check your local nurseries, or an online nursery, as they can usually ship just about anywhere.

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Asked by
Summer Deas on
May 16, 2018
75214

Q. Trimming Plants

Hello,

We had some Miss Lemon™ Abelia planted this spring, they are growing quickly and expanding. They are surrounded by Mondo grass and based on the landscape design I do not want them to get unruly. Can I prune them in a rounded shape? Should I put any edging around them?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 18, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

Shaping is recommended in early spring, before new growth.

Pruning later in the season will leave you with no flowers; if your not worried about blooms, shape them up to the desired size.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/abelia/cutting-back-abelia-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
December 7, 2018

Q. Dwarf Abelia’s

I have planted 7 dwarf abelia’s in rich well drained soil and expected them to thrive. The soil level ph is 8 1/2 and although this is rich I have had success in the past with these plants but I also put on iron sulphate to reduce the alkalinity in the last year and thought this might have brought it down but it hasn’t. This is the second batch of abulia’s I have planted as the last batch also died. The plants are wilted an there are lots of dead stems but they do not look diseased. I am at a loss as to what to do and would love some input. Thank you. Melanie

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
December 8, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

Yes this pH is way too high for these to survive here. Try enriching the soil with organic compost, as well as adding more iron sulfate. This should correct your issue. This is a common problem with clay soil if this is the case here.

Here is a set of articles that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/abelia/

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