Great for Texas Sun!
- 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 5 - 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.
My Current Zone
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® abelia 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 FlowerDeadheading Not NecessaryAttracts:ButterfliesResists:DeerRabbits
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:48 - 72 InchesSpacing:60 - 72 InchesSpread:48 - 60 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerBloom Time:Early FallBloom Time:Mid FallHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:Good for ScreeningUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses 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
L. Lane, Texas, United States, 8 years ago