Funshine Leaves
Funshine abelia has bright golden foliage that shines in the landscape.
Funshine abelia has lavender blooms and pink orange foliage.
Funshine abelia in early summer with lavender flowers beginning to emerge amongst its chartreuse foliage.
Funshine abelia boasts brightly colored foliage and soft purple blooms.
A closeup look at the lavender flowers of Funshine abelia.

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

<i>Abelia x grandiflora</i> 'Minacara' PP#30430

Zone

6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color

Purple

Foliage Color

Yellow

Height

2-3'

Width/Spread

2-3'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade

Soil

Average, Well-drained

Bloom Time

Summer to Frost

Uses

Borders, Specimen, Woodland gardens

Features

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

Breeder:

Minier Nurseries, Beaufort-en-Anjou, France

Blooms On

New wood

SKU: 00418 Plant Type:

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.


 

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