Abelia growing horizontally

Ann Carnachan asked 12 years ago
An 18 month old white Abelia is growing horizontally from its centre, spreading about a metre across, but the centre is bare and twiggy. I expected it to be a bushy plant. Can I do anything to rescue it and encourage it to grow vertically? Should I cut it right back and start again? Thank you.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Abelia is a bushy shurb, upright, as tall as broad. Are you sure it is abelia?

If so, tie up some stems and that will encourage upward growth, removing badly placed branches.