This is a compact, semi-evergreen shrub that grows to a maximum of 1.5M. This is a compact, semi-evergreen shrub that grows to a maximum of 1.5M.
Whilst I know Abelia well enough, I had not met this particular variety until I passed it growing in a garden in Motueka. It is absolutely delightful. “Hopleys” is the variegated variety with a reputation for being stable, “Confetti” is apparently not quite so well behaved. Indeed, this plant did have a few reverted stems. but the labour of occasionally snipping out the odd stem is trivial when set aside the pleasure fro such a jewel as this.
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