Abelia chinensis Ruby AnniversaryŽ

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Plant Code: ABRA

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A reason to celebrate! Seemingly endless sweetly-scented trumpet-shaped flower clusters attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. White flowers with soft-pink bracts accentuate the glossy ever-changing red to green foliage. The graceful arching habit of this easy-care shrub, blooms on new wood. Foliage emerges glossy red in spring then ages to deep green. Abelia Ruby AnniversaryŽ is favored by butterflies and hummingbirds but deer and rabbits typically bypass it. Plant several for a beautiful screen or it also makes a lovely focal point.


Type: Shrubs
Height: Tall 4-6'
Spacing: Plant 4-6' apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Mid-Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Clay, Sandy
Flower: Pink
Accent: Rose
Patent: PP21,632 'Keiser'
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Fragrant
  • Good for Hedge
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming

Abelia General Information

Abelia are colorful, fragrant deciduous shrubs with loose upright-arching stems. Trumpet-shaped flowers adorn glossy foliage. Attracts butterflies. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Abelia Plant Care

Abelia flower best in full sun. Easy growing, low-maintenance with limited pruning. If desired, begin pruning in its third growing season to maintain size and shape. Trimming or shaping should be done in late fall through very early spring before new growth begins. Abelia may also benefit from a hard shearing every couple of years to keep a neat appearance. Blooms on new growth.