Kaleidoscope Glossy Abelia is an ornamental, semievergreen multistemmed shrub that grows up to 60-75 cm tall and 90-105 cm wide. It has bright red stems. The leaves glossy, variegated, golden yellow with a dark green center in spring and summer. In the fall a blend of golden-yellow, orange and fiery-red. It produces clusters of white, fragrant, tubular flowers in summer and into fall. Kaleidoscope Glossy Abelia is great for use as mass planting and container planting.
Scientific Name: Abelia x grandiflora ‘Kaleidoscope’
Common Names: Kaleidoscope Glossy Abelia
How to grow and maintain Kaleidoscope Glossy Abelia:
It requires full sunlight to part shade. They need six to eight hours of sunlight to grow.
It grows well in rich, organic, moist but well-drained soil.
It prefers temperatures 10.8° F – 46.6° F at the coldest month and during the hottest month 34.1° F – 72.0° F.
Water your plant regularly during the growing season and always keep the soil evenly moist but never allow your plant to sit in water.
You can allow the top 1 inch of soil to dry out between each watering. During the winter months, water sparingly.
Feed monthly with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half
It can be easily propagated by softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer.
Pests and Diseases:
It has no serious pest and disease problems.