Abelia x grandiflora 'Keat's Gold'
The glossy gold splashed leaves of this hardy shrub make quite a statement in any landscape so it has become a popular choice for commercial landscaping projects.I have seen it used in shopping centres and roundabout gardens to great effect. It only grows to about 120cm and is easy to shape into hedges or topiary shapes. From January to March the entire shrub is covered in clusters of sweetly scented pale pink flowers . It has no special soil or watering requirements and will tolerate frost ,sea wind, sun or part shade.