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Abelia Funshine®
ENLARGE IMAGE Outstanding flowering shrub for shade.
  • Closeup of the yellow, chartreuse, and bronze foliage of Funshine abelia
  • Several dainty purple blooms, each with five petals, on Funshine abelia
  • Bright golden Funshine abelia with a rounded habit
  • A single plant of Funshine abelia in the landscape, with numerous small flowers visible at the top of the shrub

Abelia Funshine®

Beautifully bright beacon for your landscape
ZONE 6,7,8,9
As low as $14.99
  • Outstanding color for shade
  • Months of lavender blooms
  • Grows well in dry soils
  • Unbothered by deer
  • Virtually maintenance-free
  • Ship size: Starter Quart
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Abelia Funshine® Description

We can’t decide what we love most about Funshine abelia – the bright golden foliage or the abundance of purple blooms. It’s the total package, and an ideal way to bring vivacious color to even a shady spot in your garden. Enjoy months of bloom from late spring through fall, with bell-like flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Like other abelias, it’s quite a tough plant, growing well even in dry shade, and is unbothered by deer, rabbits, or other pests.


Funshine abelia is colorful enough to be planted on its own in a flower garden, but it's especially effective planted in groups of 3 or 5 to form a low hedge or bring contrasting color to your home's landscape.

Special Features: Attracts butterflies, Attracts hummingbirds, Shade tolerant, Deer resistant, Long blooming, Heat tolerant, Rabbit resistant

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name: Abelia x grandiflora 'Minacara1'
  • Common name:
  • Zone:
    6, 7, 8, 9
  • Sun exposure:
    Full sun to part shade
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    Starter quart
  • Soil type:
    Any average soil will do
  • Soil moisture:
    Dry to average
  • Height x width:
    2-3' tall and wide
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
    Orange/Lime Green
  • Season of interest:
    Spring through fall
  • Uses:
    Specimen, hedge, landscaping, foundation planting
  • Patent: USPP 30,430
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI



Soil:  Any average soil will do; avoid extreme wet or dry conditions. Though it can tolerate some drought, performance is best with regular water.  
Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part shade (4-6 hours/day)
Water:  Moderate moisture; tolerates dry conditions once established, but flowering is best when not stressed
Space:  4' apart
Fertilizing:  Seldom needed; apply a granular garden or rose fertilizer in early spring if desired
Winterizing:  A 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch is recommended. In colder areas, site away from strong winds.
Maintenance:  Blooms on new wood, so can be pruned in spring if desired. However, it naturally takes on a graceful, fountain-like habit that does not require regular pruning. Any errant growth can be removed as needed.