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Funshine® Abelia grandiflora

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Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
36" 36"
Height
24 - 36"
Spread
24 - 36"

This plant is hardy in zones 6 - 9

Hardy Zones

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.

  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
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    Features

    Your search for easy-care color ends here!

    Funshine abelia quite literally outshines all others. In fact, that's how we found it: it was so much brighter than all the other abelias at the breeder's field in France that we instantly knew it was something special. Golden foliage emerges in tons of marmalade orange and sweet caramel, so Funshine abelia never looks dull in the landscape. Fragrant soft purple flowers appear all summer. Like other abelias, it is highly deer resistant and exhibits good color and flowering even on dry, shady sites. Semi-evergreen, so it keeps some foliage in winter for year-round interest.

    Available in better garden centers starting spring 2019.

    Top reasons to grow Funshine abelia:

    - More colorful and vibrant foliage than any other abelia, including variegated types.

    - Lavender blooms in summer emit a sweet perfume

    - Grows well in sun or shade.

    Fragrant Flower
    Long Blooming
    Foliage Interest
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Evergreen
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    Light purple
    Foliage Colors: 
    Orange
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Yellow
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Summer through Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Abelia are easy care plants that need little regular maintenance. Funshine abelia rarely creates the long, errant shoots you sometimes see on other varieties, but it can be lightly trimmed to shape in spring, after the new growth begins to emerge, if you wish. 

    Fun Facts: 

    With its outstanding color and neater habit, Funshine abelia improves upon and replaces Bronze Anniversary abelia.

    Funshine® Abelia grandiflora 'Minacara1' USPP 30,430
  • 1 Review

    • Wonderful

      Brave Clematis
      Virginia
      United States
      2 weeks ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
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