Abelia tend to be one of the most underused variety of flowering shrubs. This should not be because they have all the desirable features most gardeners are looking for in a shrub: colorful, glossy foliage that can be semi-evergreen; long-blooming, fragrant flowers opening in large clusters in early summer and continuing through fall; and resisting deer, but attracting butterflies and hummingbirds.
There are many varieties of Abelia and Garden Crossings carries some of the best and hardiest choices. Growing anywhere from 2-6' high by 3-6' wide, there is a size for every garden. Just be sure to choose the best variety for your hardiness zone and provide moist, well drained soil in a full sun to part shade location.