Light: Grows in full sun to part shade. It can grow in full shade, but foliage color will be a bit 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. Mucho Gusto abelia blooms in summer on new wood.