Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.
Plant Type: Shrubs
Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen, Semi-Evergreen
Overall Mature Size: Medium
Also Grown As: Bush
Mature Height & Spread: 3-5' x 3-5'
Natural Growth Habit: Rounded
Native To: Asia
Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water: Medium Water
Flower Color: Lavender / Pink
Bloom Time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Deer Resistant / Seacoast Conditions
Container Sizes: #1, #5, #15
Sunset Garden Zones: 4-24
Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 6
Named for Dr. Clark Abel, an early 19th century British doctor and horticulturalist, this beloved evergreen shrub responds well to serious pruning but will reach 3-5 feet tall and wide if left unchecked. Suggested exposure is sun to part shade and evergreen to 15°F.. While the leaves emerge a shiny bronzy red, they mature to a vivid green color that remains glossy and attractive. Pretty trumpet-shaped lavender-pink flowers with a barely visible orange throat appear in showy clusters summer through fall. This is a compact shrub with a more open shape than other grandiflora species formed by lacey arching branches. The graceful form adapts well to selective pruning rather than shearing. It is an excellent candidate for borders & hedges. It is deer & seacoast resistant but irresistible to hummingbirds and butterflies.