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.