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Abelia grandiflora 'Prostrata'

Prostrate Abelia
  • Plant Type:
  • Ground Cover, Shrub
  • Evergreen-Deciduous:
  • Evergreen, Semi-Evergreen
  • Overall Mature Size:
  • Small
  • Also Grown As:
  • Bush
  • Mature Height & Spread :
  • 1 1/2-2' x 4-5'
  • Natural Growth Habit:
  • Spreading
  • Native To:
  • Asia
  • Exposure:
  • Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water:
  • Medium Water
  • Flower Color:
  • White
  • Bloom Time:
  • Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Special Features:
  • Attracts Birds/Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Seacoast Conditions
  • Container Sizes:
  • #1, #5
  • Sunset Garden Zones:
  • 4-24
  • Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone:
  • 6


Named for Dr. Clark Abel, an early 19th century British doctor and horticulturalist, this low-growing shrub does beautifully on slopes or on level ground. This is an easy-to-grow evergreen that is hardy to 15°F. It will be deciduous where temperatures dip below 15°F. With a low spreading habit and a maximum size of 2 feet tall and 5 feet wide, we suggest that you plant them 3-4 feet apart in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. It will tolerate clay and damp soils as well. Slightly fragrant white trumpet-shaped flowers appear in showy clusters from summer through fall. When the petals drop, they leave lovely red sepals that provide a pop of color in the autumn. New foliage is bronze, matures to a glossy dark green, and may take on a bronze cast again in the fall. It does well where deer are prevalent, in drought conditions and on the coast. Hummingbirds and butterflies are drawn to the flowers.