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Kaleidoscope Abelia
Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope'
Height: 30 inches
Spread: 4 feet
Sunlight:
Hardiness Zone: 6b
Description:
This impressive compact shrub has brilliant yellow gold
and deep green variegated foliage and lovely white
flowers in summer and fall; it is resistant to leaf fade and
scorch, and will give a dazzling performance all season
long
Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' flowers
Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder
Ornamental Features:
Kaleidoscope Abelia features dainty clusters of
lightly-scented white tubular flowers at the ends of the
branches from mid summer to early fall, which emerge
from distinctive pink flower buds. It has attractive
gold-variegated green foliagewith hints of pink. The
glossy oval leaves are ornamentally significant and turn
an outstanding burgundy in the fall. The fruit is not
ornamentally significant. The stems are red but aren't
particularly outstanding.
Landscape Attributes:
Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' in bloom
Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder
Kaleidoscope Abelia is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub
with a mounded form. Its average texture blends into the
landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or
coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to
avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and
birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier
treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Kaleidoscope Abelia is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Plant Characteristics:
Kaleidoscope Abelia will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill
out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow
rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but
will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban
pollution.
This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.