Miss Lemon Abelia

Southern Living Plants

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 6-9
  • Height 3 Feet
  • Spread 4 Feet

Miss Lemon™ Abelia – Abelia x grandiflora 'Hopleys' Lemon Zest™– is a semi-evergreen shrub with beautifully variegated leaves. In the spring, the margins are tinted yellow, but as they mature in the summer become a delicate ivory. The centers of the leaves are a stunning shade of green all season long and come fall, take on a coppery hue. Pollinators adore the fragrant pink flowers, and this shrub is deer resistant, making it an instant show-stopper in your landscape.

Miss Lemon Abelia Care

Miss Lemon™ Abelia prefers being planted in well-drained soil. After planting, water until well established, and during drought periods. Prune in the spring before the first flush of growth if needed.

Miss Lemon Abelia Spacing

When establishing a hedge, Plant 3 to 4 feet apart, center-to- center. For foundational plantings with more space between them, plant at least 5 feet apart on center.


Miss Lemon Abelia Plant Facts

Miss Lemon Abelia Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-9
Flower Color(s): Light Pink
Bloom Period: Summer to Fall
Foliage Color(s): Variegated
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Height: 3 Feet
Spread: 4 Feet
Habit: Compact
Watering: Medium
Features: Disease Resistance, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Winter/Fall Foliage Color, Attracts Butterflies
Scientific Name: Abelia grandiflora Hybrid
Common Name: Miss Lemon™ Abelia
Brand: Southern Living Plants

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

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  • 4
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    Posted by SSMC on Apr 5th 2019

    overall I'm happy with my order. had some issues figuring out which plant would work best for my yard, but decided to take a chance. So far the plant is doing well.

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    Posted by Mary Coleman on May 20th 2018

    The Miss Lemon Abelia plants that I received were in excellent shape.

  • 4

    Posted by Sharon J on Oct 3rd 2017

    I absolutely LOVE the vareigated leaves on this plant! Mine hasn't bloomed yet, so that's why I can only give it 4 stars.