Abelia x grandiflora


USPP 24,445; CBR 5236

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  • Unique flower color
  • Fragrant
  • Good fall color

Flower color like no other abelia. A true breakthrough, Sunny Anniversary® abelia boasts yellow blooms splashed with pink and orange. The large, fragrant flowers appear in mid-summer and continue through September. Handsome glossy foliage and a graceful arching habit make it as useful as it is beautiful.

Awards Silver Medal, Plantarium

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 through frost

Flower Color Yellow

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. If any errant shoots appear, they may be trimmed off as desired.

Uses Because it is so floriferous and the flowers so bright, Sunny Anniversary abelia makes an outstanding addition to foundation plantings or mixed borders. Try it as a low flowering hedge, too.

Growing Tips Sunny Anniversary abelia has demonstrated outstanding cold tolerance in our West Michigan trial gardens, surviving year after year and blooming prolifically. It is evergreen in milder climates and semi-evergreen in colder areas.