Abelia: Francis Mason Latin Name: abelia x grandiflora 'francis mason'
The Basics This evergreen shrub features arching branches with lacy yellow foliage. Its bell-shaped flowers bloom from early summer to fall and are lilac pink in color. Its larger growth habit reaches 4-6 feet tall(4-6 feet wide). Ideally used as a border or screen.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme Heat; Drought tolerant Soil Conditions: Prefers dry, well-drained soil with high organic matter content Cold Hardiness Zone: 6-9
The Care This low-maintenance evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. The first year of growth requires watering weekly. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Shear annually to maintain desired shape.