Shrubs

Gardening Guide

Shrubs

Edward Goucher Abelia

Abelia x ‘Edward Goucher’
A showy evergreen shrub that has lavender-pink to purple-pink, bell-shaped blooms appearing spring to fall. Dark green glossy foliage turns bronze-purple with the onset of cooler weather. Easy to grow and tolerant of most soil types.

4-6' tall x 4-6' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF

Glossy Abelia

Abelia grandiflora
Gracefully arching shrub displays bright, glossy foliage backing fragrant, bell-shaped white flowers that bloom all summer. Use as screen, hedge or barrier. Beautiful landscape specimen. Evergreen to semi-evergreen.

4-6' tall x 4-6' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF

Kaleidoscope Abelia

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Kaleidoscope’ PP#16988
A low growing evergreen shrub valued for its colorful leaves in ever-changing hues of green, yellow, orange and red. Pink buds open to white flowers from summer to fall.

2-3' tall x 3-4' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF

Radiance Abelia

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Radiance’ PP#21929
This new introduction to the Abelia family has a compact habit, maintaining its color and form throughout the year. Variegated foliage emerge medium green with creamy yellow margins and ages to silvery-green with cream margins. Fragrant white tubular flowers appear mid-summer to fall. Easy to maintain shape. Evergreen.

3' tall x 3' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF

Rose Creek Abelia

Abelia x ‘Rose Creek’
Colorful evergreen shrub. Small but fragrant white trumpet flowers bloom spring through summer. Small pink modified leaves at the base of each flower remain once the bloom fades. Foliage turns purple-green in winter.

2-3' tall x 3-4' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF

Twist of Lime™ Abelia

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Hopley’s’
Medium-sized evergreen shrub with leaves that are yellow with green centers and mature to ivory and green. Light pink flowers are present all summer.

4-5' tall x 4-5' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF

Twist of Orange™ Abelia

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Gretoo’

A colorful evergreen shrub displaying green, gold, orange and red leaves. Small but fragrant white trumpet flowers bloom summer through fall. Grows well in a variety of conditions. Easy to maintain.

4-5' tall x 4-5' wide

Full sun to part shade

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF

Century Plant

Agave americana
Thick and massive gray-green leaves are formed from a basal rosette. Leaves are edged with sharp spines. Great in rock, succulent or cactus gardens. Heat and drought tolerant.

4-6' tall x 8-10' wide

Full sun

Zone 7 / Hardy to 10ºF

Variegated Century Plant

Agave americana ‘Marginata’
Thick and massive gray-green leaves have cream to yellow margins. Leaves are edged with sharp spines. Great in rock, succulent or cactus gardens. Heat and drought tolerant.

4-6' tall x 8-10' wide

Full sun

Zone 9 / Hardy to 30ºF

Aphrodite Althea

Hibiscus syriacus ‘Aphrodite’
Upright deciduous shrub with showy flowers that are pink with a darker eye. Blooms are visible all summer long. Hardy and easy to grow.

6-10' tall x 6-8' wide

Full sun

Zone 5 / Hardy to -10ºF