Abelia flowers

If you have been hearing the humming of busy bees, the sound may very well be coming from your neighborhood Abelias.

As autumn draws near, Abelias begin to bloom with pretty pink or white funnel-shape flowers perfect for bumble bees to stuff their fuzzy bodies into.

The plant generously provides so many flowers, that bees have a full-time job collecting pollen from just one plant. Small glossy leaves set a nice back-drop for flowers in fall, and on a few forms, the leaves steal the show with bright gold or pink or cream variegation.

Abelias are easy and reliable plants in the landscape as well, requiring just a bit of pruning and watering while getting established.

Varieties you may find at Portland Nursery:

Abelia x grandiflora 02

Abelia x grandiflora (A. chinensis x A. uniflora): Glossy Abelia

  • White flowers
  • Glossy dark green leaves – semi-evergreen
  • Upright arching habit
  • 6-8 feet tall & wide
Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope'

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Kaleidoscope’

  • White flowers
  • Dramatic lime, coral and gold leaves – semi-evergreen
  • Low & compact growth 18-24” tall x 24-36” wide
Abelia x grandiflora 'Edward Goucher'

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Edward Goucher’: Pink Abelia

  • Pink Flowers
  • Dark green glossy leaves – semi-evergreen
  • Broad dense round habit
  • Grows to 3-5 feet tall & wide

Find the Perfect Shrubs for your garden

Read up on some of our favorite shrubs and remember, this is only a smattering of the variety of shrubs we carry all year long! Note: Viewing a Native Plant will take you into our Native Plant section.

Abelia

Abelia

Natives

Arbutus: Pacific Madrone

Natives

Cornus sericea

Red Twig Dogwood
Natives

Corylus cornuta

Beaked Hazelnut
decid-rhod

Deciduous Azalea

Bamboo

Phyllostachys: Bamboo

Banana

Banana

Buddleia

Buddleia: Butterfly Bush

Callicarpa

Callicarpa: Beautyberry

Camellia

Camellia

Ceanothus

Ceanothus

Natives

Native Ceanothus: Wild Lilac

Chaenomeles

Chaenomeles

Flowering Quince
Chimonanthus

Chimonanthus: Wintersweet

Clethra

Clethra: Summersweet

Perennials

Coprosma: Mirror Plant

Cornus

Cornus: Red Twig Dogwood

Corylopsis

Corylopsis: Winter Hazel

Corylus

Corylus: Filberts & Hazels

Cotinus

Cotinus: Smoke Tree

Daphne

Daphne

Edgeworthia

Edgeworthia

Chinese Paper Bush
Elaeagnus

Elaeagnus

Silverberry & Goumi Berry
Gardenia

Hardy Gardenia

Natives

Gaultheria shallon: Salal

Hamamelis

Hamamelis: Witch Hazel

Heathers

Heathers & Heaths

Hebe

Hebe

Hedges

Hedges

Natives

Holodiscus: Oceanspray

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Itea

Itea: Sweetspire

Lagerstroemia

Lagerstroemia: Crape Myrtle

Lonicera

Lonicera: Honeysuckle

Natives

Mahonia: Oregon Grape

Natives

Osmaronia: Indian Plum

Palms

Hardy Palm

Natives

Philadelphus: Mock Orange

Bamboo

Phyllostachys: Bamboo

Physocarpus

Physocarpus: Ninebark

Natives

Native Physocarpus

Western Ninebark
Punica

Punica: Pomegranate

Natives

Rhamnus: Cascara

Ribes

Ribes: Currant

Natives

Native Ribes: Wild Currant

Natives

Rosa: Wild Rose

Natives

Rubus: Salmonberry

Willow

Salix: Willow

Sambucus

Sambucus: Elderberry

Natives

Native Sambucus: Elderberry

Sarcococca

Sarcococca: Sweet Box

Natives

Symphoricarpos: Snowberry

Lilac

Syringa: Lilac

Vaccinium

Vaccinium: Huckleberry

Natives

Native Vaccinium: Huckleberry

Viburnum

Viburnum: Arrowwood

Natives

Native Viburnum trilobum

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