Funshine® Abelia

The bright spot of any landscape or garden! 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

Additional information

Dimensions2 × 2 ft
Botanical Name

Abelia × grandiflora 'Minacara1' PP#30,430


6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade


Average, Well-drained

Bloom Time

Summer to Frost


Borders, Specimen, Woodland gardens


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

Blooms On

New wood


Minier Nurseries, Beaufort-en-Anjou, France

Plant Care

Light: Funshine abelia grows in full sun to part shade. 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.