FUNSHINE®

Abelia

Abelia x grandiflora

'Minacara1'

USPP 30,430

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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)
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.