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Ruby Anniversary Abelia chinensis

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 48 - 72 Inches
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Ruby Anniversary Abelia chinensis
Part Sun to Sun 48 - 72

Features

Hardy abelia for summer fragrance, even in USDA zone 5!

If you aren't familiar with abelia, here's one you ought to get to know. Ruby Anniversary is an unusually hardy abelia, thriving even in zone 5. People love abelia because it blooms summer through fall with very fragrant flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds, plus it's shade-tolerant and resistant to both deer and rabbits. New growth emerges glossy red and ages to a handsome dark green. Graceful, arching habit makes it a perfect choice for late season fragrance in your perennial garden, foundation plantings, or any place you can enjoy its flowers and fragrance often.

Top three reasons to grow Ruby Anniversary abelia:

- Very fragrant flowers in late summer and fall

- Unbothered by deer or rabbits

- extends all the benefits of abelia to gardeners in zone 5 (and thrives in warmer areas, too).

Fragrant Flower
Deadheading Not Necessary
Attracts: 
Butterflies
Resists: 
Deer
Rabbits

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
48 - 72 Inches
Spacing: 
60 - 72 Inches
Spread: 
48 - 60 Inches
Flower Colors: 
White
Flower Shade: 
White
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Dark Green
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
New Wood
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Bloom Time: 
Early Fall
Bloom Time: 
Mid Fall
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Good for Screening
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Uses: 
Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes: 

Adds fragrance to any place it is planted.

Maintenance Notes: 

Prune to shape in early spring, just as the new growth is beginning to emerge. In cold areas, if there has been winter damage, apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants. 

Fun Facts: 

Ruby Anniversary abelia was developed in Ossining, New York by Susan Keiser.

Ruby Anniversary Abelia chinensis 'Keiser' USPP 21,632
  • Great for Texas Sun!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    L. Lane
    Texas
    United States
    5 years ago
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