These instructions are sent with the plant gift
This abelia (Abelia x grandiflora) is an easy-going shrub which will be happiest in a sunny garden and will put on a stunning display of pretty, lightly scented flowers from mid-summer to early autumn.
Your Abelia plant will do best planted out in a sunny, sheltered spot in the garden but can also be kept in a pot on a patio if you prefer. They can tolerate light shade but will flower best in full sun.
When planting out, dig a nice big hole and add some compost or well-rotted manure to help your plant settle in. Keep your plant well watered whilst it is establishing and then water as necessary. If keeping your plant in a container, it will need more regular watering, especially in warm weather.
Your Abelia won’t require heavy pruning, just trim any especially long and straggly branches to keep it to your desired shape and give it a general tidy up once it has finished flowering in the autumn.
Abelia flower best in full sun, if your plant isn’t flowering well, try moving it to a sunnier position.
Abelia are hardy in most areas of the UK however don’t like being exposed to strong, cold winds. If you notice your plant suffering, try moving it to a more sheltered area of the garden.