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Rika Bronsther
Hempstead, NY, USA

BRONZE ANNIVERSARY®

Abelia

Abelia grandiflora

'Rika1'

USPP 20,568

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  • Colorful foliage
  • Long blooming
  • Shade tolerant
Description

Bronze Anniversary® abelia is no longer available; it has been replaced by Funshine® abelia, which offers improved foliage color, habit, and blooming. Foliage emerges a unique bronze-orange color and then matures to an attractive lime-green as the season progresses. White blooms appear in early summer and intermittently throughout the season. A very strong bloomer.

USDA Zone 6 - 9 (-10°F/-23.3°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 3 - 4'

Width 3 - 4'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Semi-evergreen

Bloom Time Summer

Flower Color White

Foliage Color Yellow

Soil Abelia are adaptable to a range of soil types and will tolerate periods of dry soil. Best growth is in moist, well-drained soils; benefits from mulch in the lansdcape.

Pruning May be pruned in early spring if desired. Long, errant shoots can be removed as needed.

Uses Plant for long-lasting foliage interest in the landscape, border, or containers.

Growing Tips Best color and habit develops with a minimum of 6 hours of sun in most locations; four hours should be sufficient in hotter climates.