FUNSHINE® Abelia

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 2-3' Width/Spread: 2-3'

The bright spot of any landscape! Funshine® abelia greets the season with bright caramel-orange foliage that matures to chartreuse. Throughout summer, fragrant lavender blooms pepper the plant, attracting myriad hummingbirds and butterflies. Shade tolerant and deer resistant, it’s a trouble-free way to add color to your yard.

Why plant Funshine abelia?

  • Brightly colored foliage brings light and life to any spot in the landscape
  • Lavender flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies
  • Shade tolerance and deer resistance make it easy to grow and enjoy

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Light: Funshine abelia grows in full sun to Part Sun. It can grow in full shade, but foliage color will be muddier and blooming will be limited.

Soil: Any average, well-drained soil will do.

Water: Average water needs. Established plants tolerate some drought, but flowering may decrease and foliage color fade if severely stressed.

Fertilizing: No special fertilizer needs. If desired, apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in late winter/early spring.

Pruning: Thanks to its neat, round habit, little pruning is required. If you wish, you may prune to shape in late winter/early spring. Funshine abelia blooms in summer on new wood.

 

Botanical Name

Abelia × grandiflora 'Minacara1' PP#30,430

Zone

6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color

Purple

Foliage Color

Yellow

Height

2-3'

Width/Spread

2-3'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil

Average, Well-draining

Season of Interest

Fall, Spring, Summer

Uses

Borders, Low Hedges, Mass Planting

Features

Alkaline soil, Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Deer resistant, Foliage interest, Fragrant, Heat tolerant

Blooms On

New wood

Breeder

Minier Nurseries, Beaufort-en-Anjou, France

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