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I have these shrubs and I want to know what kind of plant it is. It has white and pink flowers, big branches, and soft leaves. It grows in North Carolina, United states Pictures: 1

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This plant is Glossy Abelia, and its scientific name is Abelia x grandiflora. It grows in North Carolina. It is an ornamental shrub.

History of abelia's:

Originally from Italy, this popular rounded shrub makes a fine hedge, barrier, mass, or foundation plant. It also works to combat erosion when planted along a bank. Graceful, arching branches are covered with white flowers tinged with rose from late summer through the fall, attracting butterflies and bees. The glossy abelia is a versatile, easy-to-maintain option that will add year-round interest to any landscape.

Here are the care instructions:

Glossy abelia is planted indifferently in fall or in spring. However, planting in fall will make regrowth easier. Choose a spot preferably sheltered and in full sun because glossy abelia prefers sun to bloom. When planted in the ground, it requires light, well drained and especially not-too-moist soil. Growing glossy abelia in a pot is possible, but you must schedule repotting every 2 or 3 years and prune often to constrain its growth.

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