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Ruby Anniversary® Abelia

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9
  • Height 4-6 Feet Tall
  • Spread 4-6 Feet Wide

In summer, the shiny leaves of Ruby Anniversary Abelia (Abelia chinensis 'Keiser') are joined by fragrant light pink blossoms. All this fragrance and seasonal interest are packed into an easy-care shrub typically ignored by deer and rabbits. Ruby Anniversary can take more cold than most abelias and still produce the sweet-smelling flowers on gracefully arching branches. You will love the fragrant blooms almost as much as the butterflies they attract.

In spring, new glossy red leaves begin to appear on the abelia, and eventually turn shiny dark green. So, this plant packs plenty of color early each season even before the flowers appear in late summer to fall. You also can enjoy the fragrant blooms of your Ruby Anniversary Abelia by cutting some stems for delicate pink color in a flower arrangement. Ruby Anniversary grows to nearly 6 feet tall once mature and spreads in a mounding form to about 5 feet across. This makes it an excellent choice as a screen or a focal plant in the middle or back of a garden bed.

Ruby Anniversary Abelia Care

Abelias need partial to full sun and have average water and soil needs. The only other care Ruby Anniversary Abelia needs is a pruning for shape in early spring just as new leaves begin to emerge on the plant. If the shrub was damaged in winter, add a granular fertilizer designed for woody plants to help it along in spring. Ruby Anniversary is cold hardy to zone 5 and can take heat up to zone 9.

Ruby Anniversary Abelia Spacing

The more Ruby Anniversary Abelia shrubs in your landscape, the more of their sweet fragrance you can enjoy. If you plant a mass of these abelias in a group or as a border, be sure to space them about 5 to 6 feet apart to account for their mature size.

Interesting Fact(s) - Ruby Anniversary abelia was developed in Ossining, New York by Susan Keiser.

Abelia chinensis 'Keiser' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Flower Color(s): White
Bloom Period: Summer through Fall
Foliage Color(s): Dark Green
Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height: 4-6 Feet
Spread: 4-6 Feet
Spacing: 5-6 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Blooms On: New Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Abelia chinensis 'Keiser' USPP 21,632
Common Name: Ruby Anniversary® 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.

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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

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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 - Ruby Anniversary® Abelia Show Reviews

  • 4
    smells great!

    Posted by JSR on Jan 26th 2020

    the flowers on this plant smell so good. wish it had blooms for longer!