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!!
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
This plant is hardy in zones 6 - 9
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
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It's a colorful, durable, problem-solver!
Abelia is a landscape standard for its summer-long bloom of fragrant white flowers. Bronze Anniversary® abelia adds colorful foliage to the mix, with new growth emerging in sunny yellow. Long branches arch gracefully for a cascading effect. This butterfly and hummingbird magnet grows well in shaded conditions, and is very deer resistant.
Top reasons to grow Bronze Anniversary® abelia:
- Colorful foliage and fragrant flowers
- performs well in full sun or part shade
- Not eaten by deerFragrant FlowerLong BloomingFoliage InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryAttracts:ButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:36 - 48 InchesSpacing:36 - 48 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:WhiteFoliage Colors:BrownFoliage Shade:BronzeHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:ModerateBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerBloom Time:Early FallHardiness Zones:6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Good for ScreeningUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
This plant works well as an informal hedge, a specimen planting, in a large container, or as part of a flower garden or foundation planting. Try planting it with red flowers, like bee balm or Maltese cross, or with purple-foliaged plants, like Spilled Wine or ajuga.Maintenance Notes:
This easy-to-grow flowering shrub isn't finicky about soil: any well-drained soil will do. It can be pruned in early spring, after the new growth begins to emerge on the stems. Remove dead wood in spring as necessary.
If desired, fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose fertilizer.Bronze Anniversary® Abelia grandiflora 'Rika1' USPP 20,568
POPPY JONESOregonUnited States5 years ago
Butterflies love abelia! Takes the heat, requires little water once established.RoseNorth CarolinaUnited States5 years ago
Tricia DicksonOklahomaUnited States8 years ago