Abelia x grandiflora
Abelia x grandiflora

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Lower Risk
Naturalised in Australia

Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy Abelia)

( Abelia rupestris var. grandiflora, Linnaea grandiflora)

This shrub is a cross between Abelia chinensis and Abelia uniflora. Both parents are native to eastern China and have been in the Australian plant trade for more than 150 years. In that time, they have not become naturalised, and they are not regarded as invasive anywhere in the world. This hybrid has been in the trade for more than 50 years and has become naturalised in NSW, but it is not regarded as invasive anywhere in Australia or the world. It produces clusters of white-tinged-pink, bell-shaped flowers from October to May that attract butterflies.