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Sunny Anniversary® Abelia x grandiflora

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
48" 48"
Height
36 - 48"
Spread
36 - 48"
  • Details

    Features

    A true color breakthrough!

    Brighten up your landscape with the cheery yellow blooms of Sunny Anniversary® abelia! This tough landscape plant is smothered with yellow and pink flowers all summer long, right into autumn. Leathery leaves stick around through the winter for extra interest. Its fountain-like habit gives it a soft, elegant presence in foundation plantings and flower beds. Like all abelias, rabbits and deer leave this beauty alone.

    Top three reasons to grow Sunny Anniversary® abelia:

    - Flower color unlike any other abelia

    - Fragrant and attracts butterflies

    - tolerates shade, deer, and rabbits

    Long Blooming
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Good for Screening
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Abelia are easy-care plants that don't require regular pruning, though they can be trimmed to shape in early spring. Early spring is also a good time to cut out any dead wood to maintain a neat, open shape. 

    Abelias benefit from a good layer of shredded bark mulch and may be fertilized in spring if you want to encourage more rapid growth. Use a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose fertilizer. 

    Sunny Anniversary® Abelia x grandiflora 'Minduo1' USPP 24,445, Can 5,236
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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • It’s a nice little plant, mainly because it has that classic arching habit specific to larger forms of abelia. It’s also mildly fragrant. However, I’ve had multiple blooms on mine, and these flowers are not even remotely yellow. They are white, with a tinge of lavender/purple. I think probably this cultivar was commodified too early because money, what else. Perhaps as maturity sets in the yellow color will show up, but if not getting the same coloration pictured in the above photos is a deal breaker for you, I’d skip this one.

      Brad
      , South Carolina
      , United States
      , 15 sec ago
    • Planted four last spring .They were small but had greenish on them.Pray they come back this year bigger and stronger.

      Keyta
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 17 weeks ago
    • Planted four last spring .They were small but had greenish on them.Pray they come back this year bigger and stronger.

      Keyta
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 17 weeks ago
    • Tough little shrub. I was disappointed after the first year (zone 6a, sunny semi-arid climate) and thought I would get around to replacing it. But it re-leafed out and grew a little on its own, so I started watering it a little again, and eventually got some nice flowers to go with the handsome foliage. Not especially attractive in winter here, but still quite good overall.

      Dave Schouweiler
      , Colorado
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
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