Korean Abelia is drought-tolerant. It prefers full sun but tolerates partial shade. While this plant does not tolerate wet conditions, it is adaptable to many soil types.
Prune immediately after flowering because flower buds develop on the current year's growth. Korean Abelia can be severely pruned every few years to reduce a ragged appearance. It does well to be planted in groups so the blooms can be enjoyed. However, Korean Abelia is not a specimen plant and should be placed in the background, as the plant is not that attractive after bloom.