Common Name: Abelia
Trademark: PINKY BELLS®
Brand: Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Shrubs
Container Size: Quart Pot
Plant Type: Shrub
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Height Category: Medium
Garden Height: 24 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 48 - 60 Inches
Spread: 36 - 48 Inches
Flower Colors: Pink
Flower Shade: Pink
Foliage Colors: Green
Foliage Shade: Green
Container Role: Thriller
Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: Easy
Blooms On: New Wood
Bloom Time: Early Summer through Early Fall
Hardiness Zones: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: Average
Enjoy the largest flowers on any abelia! Pinky Bells® abelia grows as a tight and tidy mound of glossy foliage, bearing extra large pink-violet blooms all summer long. New growth flushes red for an extra-colorful display. This abelia is an excellent choice for edging beds or for strategically siting at corners or curves. Its elegant fountain-like habit makes it especially well-suited to planting along or atop walls where its big bell-shaped flowers can be truly appreciated.
Top reasons to grow:
- Shade tolerant and deer-resistant
- Extra large flowers for months every summer
- low-growing and tidy habit means little care is needed to keep it looking great
- Long Blooming
- Resists: Deer
With its low-growing, neat habit, Pinky Bells™ abelia needs little trimming to stay looking great. Once the plant has been growing a few years, you may want to trim out any dead wood in early spring, just as the new growth begins to appear (this lets you clearly see what is alive and what isn't). If the plant needs pruning, do so in spring.
If you wish, fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose fertilizer.
Plant where it gets at least a few hours of sun each day for the most flowers and the bushiest growth.