Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' Plant Patent #16,988Item #2834 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
Bright, golden yellow variegation on medium green leaves along with brilliant red stems create a striking kaleidoscope of color. A low, compact selection that works well as a foundation plant, low hedge, or for use in patio containers. Plant in mass as a groundcover or for dramatic year-round color. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Reaches 2 to 2 1/2 ft. tall, 3 to 3 1/2 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:a-BE-lia gran-di-FLO-raPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:4 - 24, 28 - 35Growth habit:CompactGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Reaches 2 to 2 1/2 ft. tall, 3 to 3 1/2 ft. wide.Special features:Attracts Hummingbirds, Compact Form, Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:VariegatedBlooms:Summer through Early FallFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesLong Bloom SeasonPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Companion PlantsMaiden Grass (Miscanthus); Barberry (Berberis); Mock Orange (Philadelphus); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Agapanthus (Agapanthus)
- CareCare InformationPrefers enriched, well-drained, acidic soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Reduce frequency once established; supplement during dry, hot spells. Protect in northern climates. Prune in late winter/early spring to shape. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in early spring.Pruning time: winter to early spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.