This shrub grows very well in containers and it would be a real standout in both the shrub and perennial border.
Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope'
Tips for Homeowners:
If necessary, prune to shape when plant is still dormant, but its natural habit needs little or no pruning as long as it is planted with correct spacing.
Rate this Plant:
It is truly a 'kaleidoscope' of color with green and yellow variegated leaves and red stems, and the color holds all season.
- Striking variegated foliage all season
- White, bell-shaped flowers all summer into fall
- Fall color varies with climate
Interesting Notes about Glossy Abelia:
Abelia shrubs were once categorized as old-fashioned landscape plants until breeding programs developed new hybrids that helped to re-invigorate the interest and use. Thankfully the Abelia hybrids have retained their adaptability and durability, and are still considered very easy to maintain, if not easier. The biggest improvement would probably boast a more compact growth habit and some variations in flower and leaf color.
Characteristics & Attributes
- Summer Bloomer
- Low Maintenance
- Mass Planting
- Drought Tolerant
- Long Blooming
- Great Foliage
- Border or Bed
- Fall Color
- Blooms all Season
- Rock Garden
- Full Sun
- Attracts Butterflies
- Attracts Humming-birds
- Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering):
Season of Interest (Foliage):
- Spring Bloomer
- Average Water