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!
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- Botanical name:
Abelia x grandiflora 'Minduo1'
- 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:
3-4' tall and wide
- Flower color:
Buttery yellow with pink centers
- Foliage color:
Glossy dark green
- Season of interest:
Summer through fall
Specimen, hedge, landscaping, foundation planting
- Patent: USPP 24,445
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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.
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