FUNSHINE®

Abelia

Abelia x grandiflora

'Minacara1'

PPAF

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Bright foliage of Funshine Abelia Close up of pale pink Funshine Abelia flowers Funshine Abelia in pot
  • Bright foliage
  • Long blooming
  • Neat habit
Description

Crazy for color? Look no further.

Funshine® abelia offers richly saturated new growth in tones of bright marmalade-orange and caramel all season long. Lavender purple blooms appear all summer with characteristic fragrance. This semi-evergreen shrub offers an improved habit and deeper color than Bronze Anniversary® abelia, which it now replaces.

USDA Zone 6 - 9 (-10°F/-23.3°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 2 - 3'

Width 2 - 3'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Semi-evergreen

Bloom Time Summer

Flower Color Purple

Foliage Color Yellow

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

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 Prune in early spring if necessary. Trimming in summer removes flowers but will encourage colorful new growth.

Uses Abelia is an excellent choice for general landscaping. May be used as a specimen, low hedge, or in perennial gardens/mixed plantings.

Growing Tips Thanks to its neater habit, Funshine abelia needs less pruning in production than other A. x grandiflora varieties. Trim 2-3 times to develop a full plant and sell the following season.