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Abelia Sunny Anniversary®
ENLARGE IMAGE Outstanding flowering shrub for shade.

Abelia Sunny Anniversary®

Long blooming and colorful abelia attracts butterflies!
ZONE 6,7,8,9
As low as $14.99
  • One of the best flowering shrubs for shade
  • Yellow trumpet blooms all summer attract butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Grows well in dry soils
  • Very resistant to deer
  • Virtually maintenance-free
  • Ship size: Starter quart
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Abelia Sunny Anniversary® Description

Let the sun shine with Sunny Anniversary abelia! This special Proven Winners selection offers a whole new color for abelia – a cheerful yellow, each bloom graced with a spot of pink at the throat.

Abelia is absolutely unbeatable as a flowering shrub for shaded conditions, and is particularly useful in tricky dry shade. This semi-evergreen (i.e., leaves stay on the ends of the branches through winter) shrub is covered with blooms all summer, which attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

Grow Sunny Anniversary abelia as a flowering hedge, specimen plant, or alongside perennials. You’ll love its easy-going durability and outstanding deer resistance!

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

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Abelia x grandiflora 'Minduo1'
  • 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:
    3-4' tall and wide
  • Flower color:
    Buttery yellow with pink centers
  • Foliage color:
    Glossy dark green
  • Season of interest:
    Summer through fall
  • Uses:
    Specimen, hedge, landscaping, foundation planting
  • Patent: USPP 24,445
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI



Soil:  Any average soil will do; avoid extreme wet or dry conditions. 
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:  Sunny Anniversary abelia 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.