No regular pruning is required with abelias although they can be trimmed to shape after flowering. Old and thin growth of evergreen species should also be removed after flowering, For deciduous species this should be done in February.
Softwood and GreenwoodCuttings. Softwood cuttingsare taken from the first blush of plant growth in the spring. In the case of glossy abelia, take young fast-growing softwood tips about 3 to 6 inches long with a few leaves attached, and then place tips in a moist potting medium kept at 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. For abelia