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Abelia grandiflora Kaleidoscope

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Abelia grandiflora Kaleidoscope Glossy Abelia,Glossy Abelia,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Rounded

Description:
Variegated evergreen shrub with a dense, compact habit. Foliage colours change throughout the seasons yellows, greens, oranges and reds create a kaleidoscope of colour. Very tough, great for courtyards, containers, mass plantings and informal hedges. Use wherever a splash of colour is required. Grows approx 90cm high x 1.2m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Prefers a sunny position in well drained soil. Lightly prune regularly if hedging. Water regularly until established. An application of slow release fertiliser with high nitrogen is recommended. Information & Images courtesy of Plants Management Australia.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Caprifoliaceae Asia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Variegated
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: High
Wind: High
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