The Abelia grandiflora goes beautifully with :
Beauty Bush 'Pink Cloud' (Kolwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud)
abundant pale pink blossom in June - July, red foliage in the autumn.
Border Forsythia (Forsythia intermedia)
, early golden yellow blossom.
Buddleia (Buddleia Davidii) 'Nanho purple'
, abundant and scented blossom throughout summer,
highly attractive to butterflies.
Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica)
, beautiful white blossom throughout
spring and summer, followed by extremely decorative red berries.
Laurustinus (Viburnum tinus)
, white blossom from November through to April,
followed by bluish - black berries.
Milkflower Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster lacteus)
, white blossom in June - July,
followed by red berries in October.
Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium)
, blossom of lemony yellow clusters in
Smoke Bush (Cotinus coggygria)
, feathery inflorescences in summer, red
foliage in the autumn.
Variegated Pink Weigelia (Weigelia florida 'Variegata')
, abundant blossom of
pink bell shaped flowers throughout summer.
Virginal Mockorange (Philadelphus x virginalis 'Virginal')
, abundant white
blossom in summer.
Weigelia 'Bristol Ruby'
, abundant blossom from May through to September,
ruby red bell shaped flowers.
Other plants used for hedges compositions :
Box Leaved Honeysuckle (Lonicera nitida)
beautiful foliage reminiscent of the box tree, ideal in low hedges.
Common Box (Buxus sempervirens)
, shiny green foliage, long life expectancy, ideal in low hedges.
Common Gorse (Ulex europaeus)
, abundant and fragrant blossom, ideal for defensive hedges, dislikes chalky soil.
Common Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia')
, bright green foliage, white blossom in clusters, dislikes chalky soil.
Common Yew (Taxus baccata)
, dark green foliage, toxic red berries and foliage.
Eleagnus ebbingei (Elaeagnus ebbingei)
, extremely fragrant white flowers from September through to December, silvery green foliage.
, fragrant white blossom from July through to September, hardy to -10°C.
Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)
, extremely beautiful marcescent foliage.
Japanese Mock Orange (Pittosporum tobira)
, white flowers, with the fragrance of orange blossom, dark bright green foliage, hardy to -10°C.
Dwarf Japanese mock orange
height up to 1m. White flowers, with the fragrance of orange blossom, dark bright green foliage, hardy to -10°C.
Laurustinus (Viburnum tinus)
, evergreen foliage, white blossom from November
through to April.
Lawson Cypress (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana)
conical shape and dense foliage, its bark smells like citronella, dislikes chalky soil.
Leyland Cypress (Cupressocyparis leylandii)
, rapid growth, extremely hardy.
Oval Leaved Privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium)
, white flowers in July, in panicle, semi-evergreen foliage, hardy to -30°C.
Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'
, juvenile red shoots, white umbrella shaped blossom in spring, dislikes chalky soil and harsh frosts.
Portugal Laurel (Prunus lusitanica)
, white blossom in June, shiny green foliage.
Red Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii 'atropurpurea')
, crimson foliage and yellow flowers with hints of red in the spring, ideal in protective hedges,