I have bought more than several of this ABELIA (bronze anniversary), rather lost count, but they are totally worth the investment. So dainty & "fragile" in appearance, it is anything but, surviving record COLDS (zone 7) "uncovered" its first year and now standing up to record HEAT, this is one tough little customer & absolutely GORGEOUS to boot. This is one fabulous plant, we can't recommend it enough!! NO bugs, no fungus, no thorns, my favorite "deficiencies"! BUY IT, you won't be sorry!!