RUBY ANNIVERSARY®

Abelia

Abelia chinensis

'Keiser'

USPP 21,632

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  • Very long blooming
  • Colorful foliage
  • Shade tolerant
Description

Enjoy months of color with ruby-red new growth and fall foliage! Ruby Anniversary® is one the hardiest abelias on the market, which, along with its dark, glossy foliage that emerges vivid red, sets it apart from the rest. White flowers and soft pink bracts provide a very long season of floral interest. The fragrant blooms are highly appealing to pollinators, and provide a valuable source of late-season nectar. Developed by Susan Keiser of Ossining NY.

USDA Zone
5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
4 -6'
Width
4 - 6'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Semi-evergreen
Bloom Time
Summer through frost
Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Green
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 desired. In colder climates, do not prune until new growth has begun to emerge on stems.

Uses

Thanks to its graceful, arching branches and long bloom time, Ruby Anniversary abelia makes an excellent plant for any landscape or garden. It can be used as a low hedge or specimen. Also nice for cutting.

Growing Tips

Any errant shoots can be removed as needed to maintain an appealing, neat shape.