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Abelia x grandiflora ‘Kaleidoscope’ PP #16988

Common Name(s):
Kaleidoscope abelia

This shrub was discovered as a branch sport or mutation at a Piedmont North Carolina plant nursery. 'Kaleidoscope' abelia offers great excitement to all gardeners. Its name alone indicates the range of color found on the foliage of this low, compact shrub. The plant changes color from a wonderful gold leaf margin in the spring that intensifies through summer, and bursts into shades of red, orange, yellow and green for late fall and winter. In addition to the fantastic foliage, this plant has numerous dainty white tubular flowers that emerge in summer.

Established plants are rather drought tolerant. 'Kaleidoscope' can be used in a variety of ways. Its low spreading growth habit makes this evergreen plant a perfect gound-covering shrub.

2.5 feet
Dramatic foliage. Variegated.
Low, compact
3.5 feet
ncemgva2018, show stopper, showstopper, fall interest, winter interest

NCCES plant id: 3101

Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope'
Photo by Leonora Enking, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' flower and leaf detail
Photo by Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0