Abelia × grandiflora 'Francis Mason'
Common name: 
Francis Mason Glossy Abelia
Pronunciation: 
a-BE-li-a x gran-di-FLO-ra
Family: 
Caprifoliaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, arching, 3-6 ft [0.9-1.8 m] tall, equal width, new stems copper colored, fades to yellow or yellow-green, less vigorous than green-leafed forms.  Leaves may be green with a yellow margin or all yellow.
  • Sun (best) to part shade, acid peaty soil, prune in winter to rejuvenate.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone (5) 6  Originated as a sport in the Mason Nurseries, New Zealand in the 1950s.  Often produces sports that have all yellow leaves and these have been renamed as 'Goldsport', 'Goldspot', or 'Gold Stirke'.
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