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Botanical Name: Abelia x grandiflora ‘Kaleidoscope’
Common Name: Kaleidoscope Abelia
a-BE-lia gran-di-FLO-ra
SHRUB/GROUNDCOVER
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Origin: China (Asia)
Climate Zone: USDA 6-10, Sunset 4-24, H1, H2
Mature Height: 2-3 feet
Mature Width: 3-4 feet
Plant Type: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Compact, dense, low, mounding
Growth Rate: Moderate
Flower Color/Details: Light pink buds open to
small white, tubular, fragrant flowers
Flower Season: Summer and fall
Bark: Red stems
Fruit: N/A
Foliage: Variegated leaves that are bright yellow
and green in spring; golden yellow and green in
summer; golden yellow, orange, red in fall. The
foliage does not scorch in full sun.
Use: Low accent plant, small groupings, massing,
mixed borders, informal hedge, containers
Floral: Unknown
Wildlife/Beneficials: Attracts butterflies, bees, and
birds
Deer Resistant: Yes
Fire Resistant: Unknown
Medicinal Uses/Edible: Unknown
Adverse Factors: Unknown
Soil: Adaptable, well-drained
Exposure: Partial shade to full sun
Water Requirements: Medium, drought tolerant
once established
WUCOLS Water Needs: M M M M / /
UC Davis Arboretum All-Star: No
Description: A graceful, low mounding shrub with
glossy medium-sized leaves in a variety of colors
throughout the seasons, creating year-round
interest. Plant in full sun for vibrant foliage color
and best flowering.
Maintenance: For a neat appearance, prune to
shape in late winter or early spring before new
growth begins. Reach inside the plant, cutting
old, stiff or leafless canes at the base, as close to
the ground as possible. Do not shear; shearing
causes canes to die inside the canopy.
#1 Nursery Container
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