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'Super Gold' is a head-turning dwarf Abelia producing stunning bright golden-yellow leaves on compact, mounding plants with red new stems. An abundance of fragrant, white to light pink flowers are produced during summer and into fall. Scroll down for more details!

Super Gold Abelia

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Super Gold Dwarf Abelia
Abelia grandiflora 'Super Gold'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone >

Note: For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a, where this Abelia is not winter hardy, you'll be happy to know that it can be grown indoors containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.

Special Attributes

A WILSON BROS INTRODUCTION, 'Super Gold' is a head-turning dwarf Abelia producing stunning, bright golden-yellow leaves on compact, mounding plants. The leaves contrast beautifully with the red new stems. An abundance of fragrant, white to light pink flowers are produced during summer and into fall attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. In our gardens, Super Gold has demonstrated exceptional tolerance to drought, heat, humidity, and disease, and insects and deer don't touch it!

Super Gold Abelia is a dwarf that naturally grows in a dense mound to 3 or so feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide at maturity. That said, it responds very well to shearing so can be kept smaller with minimal pruning. We're not that into the formal look, so prune ours for shaping purposes only one time a year in late winter, before new leaves begin to emerge.

Landscape & Garden Uses
Super Gold Abelia has many uses in the landscape. It's smaller size fits nicely as an accent or specimen in smaller landscape spaces, and also does quite well in medium to large size pots, provided the drainage is good. In larger landscape spaces, we use it in small to large groupings or mass plantings on embankments, or as a low hedge. It's the perfect choice for underplanting a crape myrtle, taller growing upright Japanese maples, chaste tree (Vitex), or other small trees. Stunning when combined with other plants and trees that have purple, red or dark green foliage, such as Loropetalumspurple leaved Crape myrtles, and red-leaved Japanese maples.

A fine selection for Asian-themed gardens, butterfly and hummingbird gardens, Xeriscape gardens (low water needs), and yellow-themed color gardens.

Spacing Recommendations:  3' for solid hedges, 6'+ for space between plants

Cultural Preferences

Super Gold Abelia is very easy to grow in most any average soil in full sun to part shade. It prefers a moist but well-drained soil however is exceptionally tolerant of dry soil conditions when established. The best flowering and foliage color occur in full to mostly sun. Maintenance is minimal. We prune our Abelia for shaping purposes one time a year in late winter or early spring. That said, plants respond very well to shearing for hedges or formal shapes. It is evergreen in the southern zones where it grows and might be semi-deciduous some winters in zones north of 7a-7b.

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Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone >
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Shrub (May be semi-deciduous in northern zones)
Height at Maturity:  3-3.5'
Width at Maturity:  3-4'
Growth Habit / Form:  Dense, Mounding
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color: white to Light Pink 
Flower Size:  Small, 0.5"
Flowering Period:  Early Summer, Mid-Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid-Fall
Flower Type:  Single, Bell-shape
Fragrant Flowers:  Yes
Foliage Color:  Medium Green, Yellow
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Low Once Established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist, Well Drained Dry
Soil pH:  5.0 - 7.5
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat, Insect

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