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 creates 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 en masse 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.Foliage 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); Pittosporum (Pittosporum); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Agapanthus (Agapanthus)
- CareCare InformationProvide enriched, well-drained, acidic soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system. Once established, prefers regular water but tolerates dry spells, particularly in cooler regions. Protect in northern climates. Prune in late winter to early spring to shape, and apply a controlled-release fertilizer.Pruning time: winter to early spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.