Abelia x grandiflora 'Francis Mason' - summer flowers
  • Abelia x grandiflora 'Francis Mason'
  • Abelia x grandiflora 'Francis Mason'
  • Abelia x grandiflora 'Francis Mason' - summer flowers

Abelia x grandiflora 'Francis Mason'

£14.95

(Yellow-leaved Glossy Abelia) Abelia x grandiflora 'Francis Mason' is an attractive medium sized, semi evergreen shrub with handsome golden yellow young leaves and pale pink flowers in summer.

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Known for its colourful foliage, Abelia x grandiflora 'Francis Mason' is a semi evergreen shrub with golden-yellow variegation on the young leaves. The golden leaf colour is most vivid when planted in a warm, sunny position and the older leaves gradually turn pale and then dark green.

Masses of small and long lasting, pale pink, trumpet-shaped flowers appear on the branches in summer. Ideal for growing against a wall or fence in a sunny, warm garden.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy. Abelia x grandiflora 'Francis Mason' may require protection in very cold winters.
  • Flowering Period: July - October
  • Flower Colour: Pale pinkish-white
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit: Abelia x grandiflora 'Francis Mason'  grows to be a small or medium sized, rounded, densely branching shrub.
    • Height: eventually up to 1.5 m (5 ft) / or up to 1.2 - 1.5 m (4 - 5 ft) after 10 years
    • Spread: eventually 2 m (6 ft) / or up to 1.5 - 2 m (5 - 6 ft) after 10 years
  • Notes: Abelia x grandiflora 'Francis Mason' is semi-evergreen and may keep its leaves throughout mild winters. In colder winters the leaves will fall.
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How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Shrub - Medium, Shrub - Small
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Not Fussy, Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Alkaline, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy
Special Features
Evergreen, Flowering in Spring, Foliage - Gold/Yellow, Scented, Suitable for Containers, Honey Fungus Resistant