Variegated Abelia
Abelia x grandiflora 'Sunrise'

Family: Caprifoliaceae (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info) (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abelia (a-BEE-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: x grandiflora (gran-dih-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sunrise
Additional cultivar information:(PP09698)
Hybridized by Morales-martinez/Mccracken
Registered or introduced: 1995

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Chartreuse/Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Variegated

Good Fall Color

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lakewood, California

San Leandro, California

Hood River, Oregon

Mc Kinney, Texas

Bellevue, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

3
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0
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 14, 2005, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Really pretty fall colors....reds, and purples of many shades. Also a profuse summer bloomer!

Positive

On Nov 5, 2004, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenes
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

A very bright and lively effect, with reddish stems adding to the colour scheme. This shrub has a long flowering period with scented flowers that are attractive to bees, hoverflies and other insects.

Positive

On May 17, 2004, sweezel from McKinney, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a yellow and green variegated Abelia. Newer leaves have bright yellow margins and deep blue-green centers with a hint of pink throughout the leaf. The bright yellow margin becomes a creamy yellow as the leaf matures.

This cultivar also is more compact than other cultivars and has more of a spreading habit. My fairly new bushes are almost twice as wide as they are tall.