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
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- Botanical name: Abelia x grandiflora 'Minacara1'
- Common name:
6, 7, 8, 9
- Sun exposure:
Full sun to part shade
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- Soil type:
Any average soil will do
- Soil moisture:
Dry to average
- Height x width:
2-3' tall and wide
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- Foliage color:
- Season of interest:
Spring through fall
Specimen, hedge, landscaping, foundation planting
- Patent: USPP 30,430
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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.
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