Shrubs

Kaleidoscope Abelia

Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' Patent: PP16988
instock
POS ID: 145246
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 ground cover or for dramatic year-round color. Evergreen.
Read More
Container Size:
1 gallon
Choose in-store pick-up or delivery at checkout.

Quick Facts

  • Easy care
  • Year-round foliage interest
  • Heat and drought tolerant

Details

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 ground cover or for dramatic year-round color. Evergreen.

Patent: PP16988

Weight: 3 lbs

Container Size: 1 gallon

Weight:

Variation:

Container Size:

About This Plant

Type

Shrubs

Leaf Color

Yellow-Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 30 inches

Mature Width

Up to 48 inches

Landscape Uses

Flowering, Foundation, Hedges & Privacy, Patio & Containers, Decorative Accent

Features

Attracts Hummingbirds, Compact Form, Dramatic Foliage Color, Waterwise, Year-Round Interest

Grower/Brand

Monrovia

California residents please see Prop 65 WARNING

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Fall Leaf Color

Orange

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Life Cycle

Perennial

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Bloom Color

White

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Provide 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.

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

Acidic, well-drained

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Needs

Best flowering in Full Sun, can tolerate times of Partial Sun.

Water Needs

Drought Tolerance, Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Disease and Pests

Occasional leaf spots, mildews, and root rots, none serious

USDA Hardiness Zone

6

Customer Reviews

Leave a Review

SummerWinds - Kaleidoscope Abelia