If you have been hearing the humming of busy bees, the sound may very well be coming from your neighborhood Abelias.
As autumn draws near, Abelias begin to bloom with pretty pink or white funnel-shape flowers perfect for bumble bees to stuff their fuzzy bodies into.
The plant generously provides so many flowers, that bees have a full-time job collecting pollen from just one plant. Small glossy leaves set a nice back-drop for flowers in fall, and on a few forms, the leaves steal the show with bright gold or pink or cream variegation.
Abelias are easy and reliable plants in the landscape as well, requiring just a bit of pruning and watering while getting established.
Read up on some of our favorite shrubs and remember, this is only a smattering of the variety of shrubs we carry all year long! Note: Viewing a Native Plant will take you into our Native Plant section.