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Colorful Foliage and Flowers

Sunshine Daydream Abelia is a compact shrub with variegated foliage and lovely flowers. Plant a few for a short, colorful border along your sidewalk, or perhaps just a few in your perennial bed for an enduring splash of color.

Your Sunshine Daydream is an Abelia with a more compact nature than some other cultivars, but still possessing all the majestic color you've come to expect of an Abelia. Like a "daydream" on a summer day resplendent in "sunshine", Sunshine Daydream presents an elegant mixture of color and texture that seems too beautiful to be real.

Beloved most for its colorful foliage, your Sunshine Daydream features glossy leaves of a lively green hue with shades of cream. The green/cream blend sets the stage for the exquisite, rosy edging of each leaf. As if the lovely foliage wasn't enough, trumpet-shaped, white blooms appear in late spring and persist into fall, slowly transitioning to a rosy hue with the passage of time. The subtle fragrance of the blossoms creates a compelling allure for your yard's pollinators.

In autumn, an additional splash of color appears with the foliage transitioning to purple, an engaging picture that blends with the purple stems.

Sunshine Daydream is an evergreen shrub that will grow in a mounded habit and a spreading nature that is more compact than many other Abelia cultivars. Under optimal conditions can live up to 30 years, so it's quite long-lived.

An Abelia variety that has a lot to offer, Sunshine Daydream Abelia's colorful foliage is sure to be one of your favorite additions to your yard this year.

  • Colorful Foliage And Fragrant Flowers
  • Evergreen With Multi-Season Interest
  • Deer Resistant & Heat And Humidity Tolerant
  • Long Lived

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Sunshine Daydream Abelia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Botanical Name Abelia 'Sunshine Daydream'
Mature Height 36 - 48 inches
Mature Spread 36 - 48 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Flower Color White
Foliage Multicolored
Foliage Color Fragrant
Pollinator Friendly Yes