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Miss Lemon Abelia

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$18.98
  • White flowers and bright ivory and emerald green foliage
  • Matures to 4' wide by 3' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 6 - 9
  • Plant in full sun to part shade
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Description

The Miss Lemon™ Abelia from the Southern Living Plant Collection produces stunning variegated foliage that you’ll never get tired of looking at. Once matured, the bright young foliage will convert to a majestic, creamy ivory and emerald green. The blooms of the Miss Lemon emerge in multitudes, creating delicately beautiful light pink flowers for much of the summer through autumn. Plant this Abelia in moist well-drained garden soil in a container or landscape in an area that will receive full sun to part shade.

**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.**

Planting tips for Acid Loving Plants

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

How to Space Your Miss Lemon Abelia

For a seamless planting, plant your Miss Lemon Abelia 3-3.5 feet apart. Alternatively, space them 4+ feet apart to leave space between shrubs.

  • Scientific Name
    Abelia grandiflora Hybrid
  • 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, Variegated, Winter / Fall Foliage Color
  • Feature Color
    Green, Yellow
  • Uses
    Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    Fall, Summer

Growing Zones : 6, 7, 8, and 9

Southern Living Plants

A collection of shrubs, trees, and perennials selected by plant experts to thrive in the heat of the South. Find traditional varieties like camellias mixed with new landscape favorites like agapanthus. These varieties have been bread to tackle landscape challenges specific to the region.

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Southern Living Plant Collection

Miss Lemon Abelia

From $18.98

The Miss Lemon™ Abelia from the Southern Living Plant Collection produces stunning variegated foliage that you’ll never get tired of looking at. Once matured, the bright young foliage will convert to a majestic, creamy ivory and emerald green. The blooms of the Miss Lemon emerge in multitudes, creating delicately beautiful light pink flowers for much of the summer through autumn. Plant this Abelia in moist well-drained garden soil in a container or landscape in an area that will receive full sun to part shade.

**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.**

Planting tips for Acid Loving Plants

Pot size

  • 2.5 Quart
  • 1.5 Gallon
  • 3 Gallon
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