Abelia Kaleidoscope


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Common Name: Glossy Abelia
Size: 2-3 litre
Hardiness: H5
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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2-3 Litre Pot

  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Flowering Period: June-October
  • Hardiness: H5
  • Eventual Height: 1m
  • Eventual Spread: 1.5m

Abelia Kaleidoscope, commonly known as Glossy Abelia, is a compact evergreen shrub with beautiful variegated green and yellow leaves which deepen as the season progresses becoming orange with a red hue in the Autumn a wonderful contrast to the red gracefully arching stems, making this a suitable garden plant for all types of garden from informal cottage to formal town planting schemes.

When Does Abelia Kaleidoscope Flower

The fragrant almost funnel like white tinged pink flowers appear from the month of June all the way through until October. The sunnier the position the more flowers are produced, regular dead heading will also encourage the production of more flowers. These delicately scented flowers also act as a magnet to the local bee population and in turn the honey producers.

Looking After Your Glossy Abelia

Generally pest and disease free and an easy to grow shrub in many if not all locations. A low maintenance shrub which can benefit from a sunny position in a fertile, moist, but well drained soil. Pruning is best done during March and April to maintain a neat and tidy shrub to the required height.

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