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.
Once established, water the plant weekly for easy maintenance and let it flourish under the full sun for continuous growth. 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.
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.*
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.
**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.**