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Ruby Anniversary® Abelia

Fragrant, colorful, and durable, Ruby Anniversary abelia is an excellent flowering shrub for landscapes and gardens. New growth emerges in shades of ruby-red, and in late summer, it burst forth with sweetly fragrant white blooms that cause veritable battles between hummingbirds and butterflies. This shade tolerant, deer resistant plant is perfect for landscape applications like hedges and foundation plantings, as well as bringing more flower power to gardens and perennial borders. Ruby Anniversary is one of the hardiest abelias, expanding the range of this useful flowering shrub down to USDA zone 5.

Why grow Ruby Anniversary abelia?

  • Fragrant flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Colorful foliage keeps it intriguing, spring through frost
  • Deer resistant and shade tolerant

Additional information

Dimensions4 × 4 ft
Botanical Name

Abelia chinensis 'Keiser' PP#21,632


5, 5b, 6b, 6, 7b, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Shade



Bloom Time

Summer to Frost


Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Fall interest, Foliage interest, Reblooming


Borders, Foundations

Blooms On

New wood


Susan Keiser

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Plant Care

Light: Grow in full to part sun for best flowering. Can grow in shady spots (less than four hours of sun/day) but flowering and fragrance will be diminished.
Soil: Any average, well-drained soil will do.
Water: Average water needs. Drought tolerant once established, but if severely stressed, flower production will be negatively impacted.
Fertilizer: No special fertilizer needs. If desired, apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in late winter/early spring.
Pruning: May be pruned to shape in late winter/early spring if desired. Ruby Anniversary abelia blooms in summer on new wood.