Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope'

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Kaleidoscope Glossy Abelia

Glossy abelia (Abelia grandiflora) is a small shrub with arching twigs covered in dainty, glossy opposite leaves that are sharply pointed. 'Kaleidoscope' is colorful from April to October, with burgundy twigs and glossy leaves edged with yellow. This cultivar is more compact than the species. An Asian member of the honeysuckle family, this Abelia produces terminal sprays of small, tubular, white to pale pink flowers on new growth. Blooms can continue from May until November. As the petals fall, the tiny coral-pink calyxes continue to provide color. The foliage slowly becomes burgundy in late fall and persists well into winter; in warmer climates, it is evergreen.

Soil:
Moderate
Plant Shape:
Upright
Exposure:
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Bloom Time:
September - October
Bloom Color:
White
Landscape Use:
Screen/Hedge
Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest:
Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type:
Shrub
Hardiness Zone:
6 - 9