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Abelia x grandiflora

Glossy Abelia

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Abelia x grandiflora 'Minipan' is a bright golden selection that stays nicely compact. GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY is a compact sport of A. x grandiflora 'Compacta'. It is an abelia hybrid (A. chinensis x A. uniflora) that features attractive bright green leaves variegated with creamy yellow to golden yellow margins. This is a dense, rounded, multi-stemmed shrub in the honeysuckle family. Growing size depends to some degree on location. In warm winter areas (e.g., USDA Zones 8-9), it will typically grow in a spreading mound to 2-3' tall. However, in the St. Louis area where the stems may die to the ground in winter, plants will typically grow to only 1-1.5' tall in a single season. Clusters of trumpet-shaped white flowers (to 3/4" long) appear in the upper leaf axils and stem ends over a long and continuous late spring to fall bloom period. Flowers are mildly fragrant. Ovate, glossy, bright green leaves (to 1.25" long) have creamy yellow to golden yellow margins.


3-6 Feet


3-6 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 6

Characteristics & Attributes

 · Groundcover
 · Mass Planting
 · Edging
 · Hedge
 · Container
 · Border
 · Sun
 · Part Shade
 · Part Sun
Bloom Time
 · Summer to Fall
Soil Requirements
 · Acidic
 · Well-drained
 · Moist
Growth Rate
 · Medium
 · Hummingbirds
 · Butterflies