- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
- Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 6 - 9
- Use As A Filler In Containers
You don’t have to choose when it comes to foliage color when you include the Tres Amigos™ or Abelia grandiflora into your landscape. The variegated foliage changes throughout the growing season and shifts from dominantly yellow in the spring to a bold pink along the margins with hints of green and cream during the summer. The bold foliage is enough reason to love this compact shrub, but fragrant white fluted flowers add even more interest. This low-maintenance beauty grows as a perennial in USDA zones 6 through 9.
Tres Amigos™ makes a lovely addition to foundation or landscape plantings, and borders especially when featured towards the front of a bed due to its compact size that generally reaches about 3 feet tall. The pure white flowers bloom on new growth and have a scent similar to jasmine, making this plant a very welcome addition to decks, patios, or near doors or windows that will allow the smell to waft inside. This deer-resistant mounded shrub is an evergreen, providing year-round color and visual interest.
Tres Amigos™ Abelia Care
Tres Amigos™ abelia is a low-maintenance perennial that does well with very little care. This plant needs part to full sun, so find a spot that receives at least 4 hours of sunlight. The variegated foliage will have more intense colors when grown in high levels of sunlight, so place the abelia in a spot that gets 6 or more hours of daylight to enjoy more vibrant colors. Tres Amigos™ has average water needs and prefers acidic to slightly alkaline soil, ranging between 5.0 to 7.5 pH.
Fertilize once during the spring and again midsummer using a balanced fertilizer. Trim back overgrowth and shape the plant in late winter or early spring before new growth emerges. Flowers bloom on new growth, so do not prune after new growth appears because it may reduce the number of blooms.
Tres Amigos™ Abelia Spacing
Tres Amigos™ is a compact mounding shrub that grows about 24 to 36 inches tall and spreads out 24 to 60 inches. Space plants 24 to 60 inches apart create a continuous shrub. Place further apart to maintain space around the plant and create more of a focal point.
Tres Amigos™ Abelia Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 - 9|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 2 - 5 Feet|
|Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Flower Description: Pure White|
|Bloom Period: Summer To Fall|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Pink, White, Yellow|
|Foliage Description: Variegated|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
|Common Name: Tres Amigos™ Abelia|
|Scientific Name: Abelia grandiflora 'Mincautri' USPPAF, Can PBRAF|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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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.
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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.
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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
Time of Order:
- 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.