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Kaleidoscope Abelia

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$36.98
  • White flowers and foliage that changes from yellow in Spring to orange-red in fall
  • Matures to 3-3.5' wide by 2-2.5' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 6 - 9
  • Plant in full sun to part shade
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Description

Kaleidoscope abelia is a variegated semi-evergreen shrub. It produces pink buds in the spring that open to petite, fragrant white flowers in the summer through the fall. But its variegated foliage with three seasons of color is where this shrub shines. Abelia kaleidoscope's foliage emerges as variegated green and yellow, slowly turning gold in summer. Then, in the fall, the golden foliage turns reddish orange.

This glossy abelia is dwarf and gets only about 2 feet tall and has a 3.5-foot spread, making it great for colorful coverage. This abelia grandiflora's small stature makes it perfect for containers and patios.

Enjoy the bevy of bees, butterflies, and birds that are drawn to the sweet perfume of this Kaleidoscope abelia variegated semi-evergreen shrub. This dwarf variety This abelia is also very heat and sun-tolerant, producing its biggest show when it receives full sun.

Kaleidoscope Abelia Shrub Care

This abelia plant is hardy in USDA Zones 6-9.

Plant Abelia Kaleidoscope in Full Sun to Part Shade for best results.

This evergreen shrub prefers well-draining, rich garden soil. Poor draining soils can often result in root rot.

Water regularly after planting, 2-3 times per week during average weather conditions. However, increased water will be required in times of intense heat and drought. After a growing season or two, your plant will rarely need supplementary water.

Fertilize your Kaleidoscope bush in spring with a slow-release Fertilizer to keep your plant well-fed and to perform at its best!

*The Abelia Kaleidoscope shrub is a deciduous/semi-evergreen plant that will go dormant during winter. When this plant is ordered during the Fall/Winter expect seasonal foliage decline (discoloration, spots, leaf drop) or the plant to arrive completely dormant.*

**Pre-Purchase Disclaimer: Abelia is notorious for being a light-rooting plant. Many Abelia that are shipped will have a loose rootball on arrival from the vibrations of shipping.**

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Spacing Recommendations

For a seamless planting, plant your Abelia plant 2-3 feet apart from the plant center to plant center. For space between plantings, plant them 3.5+ feet apart.

  • Scientific Name
    Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' PP16988
  • Hardiness Zone
    6, 7, 8, 9
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Flowering, Heat Tolerant, Reblooming, Variegated, Winter / Fall Foliage Color
  • Feature Color
    Green, Multi-Color, Yellow
  • Uses
    Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    Fall, Summer

Growing Zones : 6, 7, 8, and 9

Map of USDA Zones 6-9
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Kaleidoscope abelia is a variegated semi-evergreen shrub. It produces pink buds in the spring that open to petite, fragrant white flowers in the summer through the fall. But its variegated foliage with three seasons of color is where this shrub shines. Abelia kaleidoscope's foliage emerges as variegated green and yellow, slowly turning gold in summer. Then, in the fall, the golden foliage turns reddish orange.

This glossy abelia is dwarf and gets only about 2 feet tall and has a 3.5-foot spread, making it great for colorful coverage. This abelia grandiflora's small stature makes it perfect for containers and patios.

Enjoy the bevy of bees, butterflies, and birds that are drawn to the sweet perfume of this Kaleidoscope abelia variegated semi-evergreen shrub. This dwarf variety This abelia is also very heat and sun-tolerant, producing its biggest show when it receives full sun.

Kaleidoscope Abelia Shrub Care

This abelia plant is hardy in USDA Zones 6-9.

Plant Abelia Kaleidoscope in Full Sun to Part Shade for best results.

This evergreen shrub prefers well-draining, rich garden soil. Poor draining soils can often result in root rot.

Water regularly after planting, 2-3 times per week during average weather conditions. However, increased water will be required in times of intense heat and drought. After a growing season or two, your plant will rarely need supplementary water.

Fertilize your Kaleidoscope bush in spring with a slow-release Fertilizer to keep your plant well-fed and to perform at its best!

*The Abelia Kaleidoscope shrub is a deciduous/semi-evergreen plant that will go dormant during winter. When this plant is ordered during the Fall/Winter expect seasonal foliage decline (discoloration, spots, leaf drop) or the plant to arrive completely dormant.*

**Pre-Purchase Disclaimer: Abelia is notorious for being a light-rooting plant. Many Abelia that are shipped will have a loose rootball on arrival from the vibrations of shipping.**

Pot size

  • 2.5 Quart
  • 1.5 Gallon
  • 3 Gallon
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