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Kaleidoscope Abelia

 

This dense compact shrub is a nice selection for containers or massed as a ground cover. Red stems hold medium green leaves variegated with golden yellow that change slightly in the fall to display a combination of golden yellow, bright orange, and red. Pink buds open to white tubular flowers summer through fall.

Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope'

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Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible : Yes

Bark notes : Red stems.

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Glossy

Leaf color : Variegated - medium green and golden yellow

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Tubular

Flower color : White

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 3-4 ft.

Average size maturity height : 2-3 ft.

Cultural Information

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Under oak trees : Yes

Barrier plants : Yes

Seashore conditions : Yes

Oak root fungus resistance : Yes

Hummingbirds : Yes

Hedges and screens : Yes

Frost tender : Yes

Fragrance : Yes

Erosion control : Yes

Drought tolerant : Yes

Deer resistant : Yes

Butterflies : Yes

Colorful fruits and berries : Yes

Birds : Yes

Autumn foliage color : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

Allergenic plants : Yes