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Evergreenglossy leaves to 5cm (2in)
Semi-evergreenKeeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.In colder areas
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightRounded shrub with arching branches
Hardy - cold winterHardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
ABELIA x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope'
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant - insectsPests & DiseasesNonePlace of originGarden originResistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower ShapePaniclesTerminal panicles and axillary cymesTubularFunnel-shaped flowers 2cm (¾in) long with 2-5-lobed calyces
Leaf Colour (if not green)Gold variegated
(see photos above)
(see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 5Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
When: Annually after flowering.
RHS group 8
Scented PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil
- How to plant/move a shrub
- How to plant/move a shrub - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Fertisiling shrubs - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Mulching - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Pruning a shrub - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Taking semi-ripe cuttings -Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-sown seedlings - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Trimming a shrub - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Weed spraying - Video Tip ondemand_video