University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Ornamentals

Glossy Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora)

This evergreen to partly deciduous, erect shrub has many spreading branches. It can grow six to eight feet high and wide. Up to two inches long, simple leaves are arranged oppositely or whorled on the stem. They are ovate, glossy, and have serrated margins. White, pink-tinged flowers are funnel-shaped. Flowering is in the spring and summer.