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Pinky Bells® Abelia

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 6-9
  • Height 2-3 Feet Tall
  • Spread 3-4 Feet Wide

If you thought that deciduous plants only change color in autumn, you haven’t seen Pinky Bells Abelia. New fingernail-sized leaves on this shrub start red in color and change to shiny, medium green. They revert to a reddish-orange shade in the fall. Sometimes the leaves will remain on the stems partly through the winter months. If that’s not enough to make you want one for your landscape, it also produces the largest flowers of any abelia variety currently available.

The pendulous, lavender-pink trumpet-shaped flowers on Pinky Bells Abelia bloom from mid-summer to fall on new wood. This shrub is a cross between Abelia schumannii 'Bumblebee' and Abelia zanderi 'Little Richard'. It has a strong root system and a nice full growth habit.

Pinky Bells Abelia Care

Abelia x 'Lynn' Pinky Bells grows best in full sun to partial shade conditions in USDA hardiness zones 6 to 9. This compact shrub will grow to between 2 and 3 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide at maturity. It’s deer resistant and the five-petaled flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

This plant can be used as a foundation plant, adjacent to water gardens, in a container on a patio or deck, as a focal point in a perennial garden, in mass plantings or as an edging plant to create a low border along walkways. Fertilize in early spring if desired. No pruning is necessary unless the shrub outgrows its space. Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth appears so you don’t remove new growth that will produce flowers.

Pinky Bells Abelia Spacing

Space Pinky Bells Abelia 4 to 5 feet apart, center on center to ensure there is enough space once the plant mature.

Abelia x 'Lynn' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-9
Flower Color(s): Pink
Bloom Period: Early Summer through Early Fall
Foliage Color(s): Green
Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height: 2-3 Feet
Spread: 3-4 Feet
Spacing: 4-5 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Blooms On: New Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Abelia x 'Lynn' USPP 20,604
Common Name: Pinky Bells® Abelia
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Pinky Bells® Abelia Show Reviews

  • 5
    Common Area

    Posted by Steve and Brandi on Oct 7th 2018

    We were looking for something to plant in our common area of our neighborhood. We planted 5 of these along with some other shrubs. But these bushes really stand out compared to the others.