RUBY ANNIVERSARY glossy abelia (Abelia x grandiflora 'Keiser') is a medium-sized shrub with arching twigs covered in dainty, glossy opposite leaves that are sharply pointed. The new leaves are red and become dark green with age. This glossy abelia produces terminal sprays of small, tubular, white to pale pink flowers on new growth. Blooms can continue from May until mid-October. As the petals fall, the tiny coral-pink calyxes continue to provide color. The foliage slowly becomes burgundy in late fall and persists well into winter. It is evergreen in warmer climates.