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Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' (Abelia 'Kaleidoscope')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3ft 3in
Max height
4ft 11in
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope'

Other names

Abelia 'Kaleidoscope'

Genus

Abelia Abelia

Variety or Cultivar

'Kaleidoscope' _ 'Kaleidoscope' is a compact, rounded, semi-evergreen, shrub with arching branches bearing ovate, glossy, yellow and green variegated leaves turning shades of orange and red in autumn and, in summer, terminal panicles of pink buds opening to fragrant, funnel-shaped, white flowers.


Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' is: Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Perfumed flowers

Habit

Bushy, Compact, Rounded

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Golden-yellow, Variegated, Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Genrally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble fre

General care

Pruning

Abelias regularly produce new growth from low down and thus benefit from moderate replacement pruning. Spring prune by removing dead or damaged growth. After flowering, cut back up to one in four flowered stems to strong new shoots or to the ground. May n

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' (Abelia 'Kaleidoscope') will reach a height of 3ft 3in and a spread of 4ft 11in after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in autumn or spring in well-drained soil, in a sheltered site in full sun. Best planted against a wall or in a full bed where neighboring shrubs provide shelter.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope'

Other names

Abelia 'Kaleidoscope'

Genus

Abelia Abelia

Variety or Cultivar

'Kaleidoscope' _ 'Kaleidoscope' is a compact, rounded, semi-evergreen, shrub with arching branches bearing ovate, glossy, yellow and green variegated leaves turning shades of orange and red in autumn and, in summer, terminal panicles of pink buds opening to fragrant, funnel-shaped, white flowers.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Perfumed flowers

Habit

Bushy, Compact, Rounded


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Golden-yellow, Variegated, Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Genrally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble fre

General care

Pruning

Abelias regularly produce new growth from low down and thus benefit from moderate replacement pruning. Spring prune by removing dead or damaged growth. After flowering, cut back up to one in four flowered stems to strong new shoots or to the ground. May n

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' (Abelia 'Kaleidoscope') will reach a height of 3ft 3in and a spread of 4ft 11in after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in autumn or spring in well-drained soil, in a sheltered site in full sun. Best planted against a wall or in a full bed where neighboring shrubs provide shelter.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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Abelia Kaleidoscope in April (South of England)

(29/01/2013)

(29/01/2013)

(26/07/2011)

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