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Kaleidoscope Abelia

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 6-9
  • Height 2-2.5 Feet Tall
  • Spread 3-3.5 Feet Wide
  • Light Requirement is Full Sun To Part Shade

Medium green leaves, have bright yellow variegation combined with red stems, it is the addition you’ve been looking for! The Kaleidoscope Abelia is a great plant if you are looking for year around color. Thi easy to care for is compact, which makes it even more versatile. It makes a great addition to landscapes that are looking for color.

The foliage on the Kaleidoscope Abelia is interesting as it is sophisticated. Its medium green leaves have sunny yellow variegation. Add the foliage to its red stems and you have a kaleidoscope of color all year long. The Kaleidoscope Abelia attracts pollinators, with its petite blooms that appear in the summer and last until the beginning of fall. This Abelia grows to be twenty-four to thirty inches tall and thirty-six to forty-two inches tall. Plant the Kaleidoscope Abelia for its dramatic foliage and year around color. Other uses include hedge planting, mass planting, ground cover, and border planting. It thrives on hillsides and can be used as a filler in containers.

Kaleidoscope Abelia Care

This Abelia should be planted in full to part sun. It needs a minimum of four hours of sun per day. Water needs are average and should be watered more often in times of drought or extreme heat. Soil should be well drained and enriched. Soil Ph should be acidic. If planted in colder climates, mulch in the winter. Pruning to shape can be done in the winter or early spring to shape. Controlled release fertilizer should be applied in the winter or early spring.

Kaleidoscope Abelia Spacing

Spacing for the Kaleidoscope Abelia, should be planted at minimum four feet, center on center. This spacing applies to uses such as border, mass, hedge, ground cover, or near other plants.

Kaleidoscope Abelia Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-9
Flower Color(s): White
Bloom Period: Spring to Fall
Foliage Color(s): Variegated
Light Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Height: 2-2.5 Feet
Spread: 3-3.5 Feet
Habit: Compact
Watering: Medium
Features: Disease/Pest Resistance, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Winter/Fall Foliage Color
Scientific Name: Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' PP16988
Common Name: Kaleidoscope Abelia
Brand: Southern Living Plants

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1 Review - Kaleidoscope Abelia Show Reviews

  • 5
    master gardener

    Posted by Madeline H. on Mar 26th 2019

    My master gardener friend recommended that I buy 3 of these plants for my yard. It looks great and is flourishing. Pays to have smart friends!