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Products > Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' PP16,988
 
Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' PP16,988 - Kaleidoscope Abelia
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckles)
Origin: China (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Parentage: (A. chinensis x A. uniflora)
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' PP16,988 (Kaleidoscope Abelia) - A compact and dense low mounding shrub to 24-30 inches tall by 36 to 42 inches wide with bright red stems holding strongly variegated leaves; bright yellow with a light green center in the spring and gradually changing to golden yellow with a green center in the summer and then a combination of golden yellow, bright orange, and fiery red in the fall. In late summer the light pink buds open to small, white tubular flowers, which persist into fall. Plant in full sun for best foliage color but also grows well in part shade. Tolerates most soil types but performs poorly in heavy poor drained soils are in locations with very high Ph. Hardy in USDA Zones 6 to 10. An excellent plant for containers, as a low accent plant in the garden and for mass planting. The foliage does not scorch or bleach in full sun as do some other variegated Abelia cultivars. This plant was selected as a sport of Abelia 'Little Richard' in 1997 by Randy Lindsey, propagator at Panoromac Farms in Marshville, NC. The name Kaleidoscope describes the seasonal color changes of the foliage. This plant was released in January 2006 and is marketed in the US by PlantHaven.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' PP16,988.