Our landscaper planted about 20 abelia grandiflora in our front yard near the curb 3 years ago and I am still not particularly happy with their performance. They get very bushy and do have leaves and flowers in the summer and fall, but they look very scraggly and perhaps even crowded. They have spread out, but are a mess on their tops and even though I don't want to top them off, I feel compelled to do so.
I fertilized last summer, no apparent or remarkable difference. I did not prune last year hoping to see if they would actually look healthier and happier (they are sad and scraggly, as I said) and am now beginning to wonder if the soil is a culprit.
Should I prune, they are leggy.