Abelia are evergreen shrubs in the honeysuckle family. Bright, golden yellow variegation on medium green leaves along with brilliant red stems create a striking kaleidoscope of color. A low, compact selection that works well as a foundation plant, low hedge, or for use in patio containers. Plant in mass as a groundcover or for dramatic year-round color.
Light Needs: Partial to full sun
Watering Needs: Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Average Landscape Size: Reaches 2 to 2 1/2 ft. tall, 3 to 3 1/2 ft. wide.
Prefers enriched, well-drained, acidic soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Reduce frequency once established; supplement during dry, hot spells. Protect in northern climates. Prune in late winter/early spring to shape. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in early spring.Pruning time: winter to early spring.
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
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