SUNNY ANNIVERSARY®

Abelia

Abelia x grandiflora

'Minduo1'

USPP 24,445; CBR 5236

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  • Unique flower color
  • Fragrant
  • Good fall color
Description

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)
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.