‘Kaleidoscope’ Abelia

Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' PP16988 Home » The Collection » ‘Kaleidoscope’ Looking for a dwarf, easy care evergreen shrub that flowers and provides year long color? Kaleidoscope is as versatile as it is colorful, with chameleon-like foliage that changes with the seasons, from golden yellow in spring to orange-red in fall.
‘Kaleidoscope’ Abelia
'Kaleidoscope' Abelia Closeup 'Kaleidoscope' Abelia Habit
Feature Outstanding year-round foliage color, small white blooms
USDA Zones Hardy to -10° USDA Zones 6-9
Sunset Zones 3 (with protection) 4-24, 28-35
Special Features Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Disease / Pest Resistance, Easy Care, Heat Tolerance, Variegated Foliage, Water-wise, Winter / Fall Foliage Color, Year-Round Interest
Landscape Use Border, Coastal, Container, Cottage/Informal, Garden Bed, Mass planting, Slope
Exposure Full sun to part shade
Flowering Season Summer, Fall
Dimensions 2-3' H x 3-3.5' W
Growth Rate Moderate
Plant Type Evergreen
Water Needs Low Water Once Established/Water-wise
Soil Well-drained soils
Fertilizer Apply a balanced slow-release each spring
Pruning Prune water shoots as they occur, trim for shape spring until fall

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in full sun to part shade
  • dig hole 2X the width of pot
  • plant 1-2" above ground soil level, backfill hole with soil
  • water deeply to settle, then add more soil if needed
  • mulch 1-2" deep around plant, avoiding area closest to stem

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