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Abelia, Little Richard

Abelia grandiflora (Abelia, Little Richard)
Abelia grandiflora 'Little Richard'
Little Richard Abelia 3 gallon

Abelia grandiflora 'Little Richard'

Little Richard Abelia is an evergreen shrub that is a compact form of Abelia grandiflora. It has white flowers from May to September. It's foliage is deep green during the warmer months turning deep bronze in the fall and winter. It would be a good plant to use in mass plantings or as a foundation plant.

Evergreen shrub.
White flowers from May to September.
Good for mass plantings.

Height

3 Feet

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Spread

3 Feet


Interesting Notes

This plant was developed and named by Richard Currin of Currin's Nursery in North Carolina but word has it that it may not be the namesake of the nursery owner himself!


USDA Hardiness Zone 6 to 9

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes
Foundation Plant
Mass Planting
Screen Planting
Border
Evergreen
Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Winter
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
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