Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 3-4' Width/Spread: 3-4'

Keep your garden or landscape on the sunny side with Sunny Anniversary® abelia! It’s the only abelia with yellow blooms, and each one is a little work of art: buttery yellow petals, with a deep pink throat and bright yellow freckles. Hundreds of them nestle within the layers of glossy, semi-evergreen foliage, emitting a sweet fragrance all summer long. Plant Sunny Anniversary abelia as a specimen, low hedge, edging plant, or anywhere you need carefree summer color. Deer resistance, as well as the ability to thrive in shade and dry soils, ensure great results with minimal effort.

Sunny Anniversary abelia is hardy to USDA zone 6, possibly USDA zone 5 if planted in a protected spot.

Why grow Sunny Anniversary abelia?

  • The only abelia with yellow blooms
  • Months of flowers from early summer through frost
  • Deer resistant and shade tolerant
This variety is no longer available; the information on this page is for reference only. Please view the similar plants below for substitutes.


Light: Full sun to Part Sun. Can grow in shade (<4 hours of sun/day), but flowering will be decreased and color will be muddy.

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

Water: Average water needs. Drought tolerant once established, though severe drought can limit flower development.

Fertilizing: Nothing special required. If desired, you may apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in late winter/early spring.

Pruning: Pruning is not needed, but it may be shaped as desired in late winter/early spring. Sunny Anniversary abelia Blooms on new wood.


Botanical Name

Abelia x grandiflora 'Minduo1' PP#24,445 ; CBR#5236


6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Sun


Average, Dry, Moist, Well-draining

Season of Interest

Fall, Summer


Borders, Containers, Low Hedges, Mass Planting


Alkaline soil, Attracts pollinators, Award winner, Clay soil, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Fall interest, Foliage interest, Fragrant, Long blooming


Minier Nurseries, Beaufort-en-Anjou, France

Blooms On

New wood

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