Abelia flourish with regular timely Pruning, Abelias will give you years of pleasure with plenty of flowers and bright foliage.
As with most shrubs, the Abelia group of ornamental flowering evergreen shrubs have rules, if they are not followed the plant will not flourish and may even die.
To Hard Prune the Abelia's is very similar to the annual pruning method but you can cut alot more off. Using either hedge trimmers or shears trim it down just enough so you can see the base, remove all the cuttings to allow you to have good view of the shrubtrim.buzzted Reading Time: 6 mins. Prune dead stems. Prune the tips of the arching branches to maintain an even look to the flowing branches. Cut some older stems to the ground to prevent crowding on an abelia's interior.
An abelia sometime grows long, leggy stems, called water spouts, from the center of the shrub. These poke out of the plant's elegant mound shape. Prune abelia to maintain size and shape beginning in its third growing season. Select the three longest, thickest interior stems and snip them off near ground level.