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PlantFiles: Glossy Abelia
Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope'

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Family: Caprifoliaceae (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info) (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abelia (a-BEE-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: x grandiflora (gran-dih-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Kaleidoscope
Additional cultivar information: (PP16988)
Hybridized by R. Lindsey; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2006

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14 members have or want this plant for trade.

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Variegated
Chartreuse/Yellow

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral pvynchggrs On Sep 27, 2011, pvynchggrs from Eldersburg, MD wrote:

Does not grow in northern Maryland either. All 7 of my plants died to the ground in winter. About half of them came back in the spring for 2 years straight (before I got rid of them) but were never more than tiny little plants, 6"x6" at most.

Positive dirtgirl74 On Mar 16, 2010, dirtgirl74 from Glen Allen, VA wrote:

Rooted from Fall cuttings wonderfully!

Negative stormyla On Jun 22, 2009, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I planted 2 of these last fall and neither survived the winter. The zone rating may be wrong.

Positive jamie68 On Sep 19, 2006, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

What a wonderful shrub!! Yellow, chartruse, maroon, pink and green foliage.....pink flower buds w/ white flowers....I love this lovely shrub!!

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Semmes, Alabama
Calistoga, California
Ceres, California
Fresno, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Santa Barbara, California
Oldsmar, Florida
Thomson, Georgia
Paulina, Louisiana
Dickerson, Maryland
Grasonville, Maryland
Monkton, Maryland
Arden, North Carolina
Beaufort, North Carolina
Greensboro, North Carolina
Kure Beach, North Carolina
Locust, North Carolina
Morehead City, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina (3 reports)
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Portland, Oregon
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Fort Mill, South Carolina
Bristol, Tennessee
Salt Lake City, Utah
Chesapeake, Virginia
Glen Allen, Virginia
Newport News, Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
Roanoke, Virginia
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Waynesboro, Virginia
Kirkland, Washington
Vancouver, Washington



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