Abelia Sunny AnniversaryAbelia Sunny Anniversary

Sunny Anniversary® Abelia

Keep your garden or landscape on the sunny side with Sunny Anniversary abelia! It’s the only abelia with yellow blooms, and each one is a little work of art: buttery yellow petals, with a deep pink throat and bright yellow freckles. Hundreds of them nestle within the layers of glossy, semi-evergreen foliage, emitting a sweet fragrance all summer long. Plant Sunny Anniversary abelia as a specimen, low hedge, edging plant, or anywhere you need carefree summer color. Deer resistance, as well as the ability to thrive in shade and dry soils, ensure great results with minimal effort.

Sunny Anniversary abelia is hardy to USDA zone 6, possibly USDA zone 5 if planted in a protected spot.

Why grow Sunny Anniversary abelia?

  • The only abelia with yellow blooms
  • Months of flowers from early summer through frost
  • Deer resistant and shade tolerant

Additional information

Dimensions3 × 3 ft
Botanical Name

<i>Abelia x grandiflora</i> 'Minduo 1' pp#24445

Zone

6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color

Yellow

Foliage Color

Green

Height

3-4'

Width/Spread

3-4'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil

Moist

Bloom Time

Summer to Frost

Uses

Borders, Containers, Low Hedges, Mass Planting

Features

Alkaline soil, Attracts pollinators, Award winner, Clay soil, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Fall interest, Foliage interest, Fragrant, Reblooming

Breeder

Minier Nurseries, Beaufort-en-Anjou, France

Blooms On

New wood

SKU: 00328 Plant Type:

Light: Full sun to part shade. Can grow in shade (<4 hours of sun/day), but flowering will be decreased and color will be muddy.

Soil: Any average, well-drained soil will do.

Water: Average water needs. Drought tolerant once established, though severe drought can limit flower development.

Fertilizing: Nothing special required. If desired, you may apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in late winter/early spring.

Pruning: Pruning is not needed, but it may be shaped as desired in late winter/early spring. Sunny Anniversary abelia blooms on new wood.

 

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