Famed for its unique foliage colour, Abelia 'Kaleidoscope' has beautiful tones that change with the seasons. The new variegated growth emerges bright yellow with a light green centre throughout spring, and then gradually turns to a golden yellow with a deep green centre into the summer months. By autumn this combination turns to a bright orange to fiery red throughout the winter months extending until the early spring. 70cm H x 90cm W.
This is an exceptionally tough garden variety, which can tolerate extended periods of drought and grows in a wide range of climatic conditions. 'Kaleidoscope' naturally has a compact dense habit, and unlike others within the genus, doesn't form long branching runaway shoots from the base. It looks fantastic when planted as a small hedge, and also looks great planted into large tubs and containers.
'Kaleidoscope' is a must to brighten up any garden, and will reward you with colour interest all year round.
Plant in full sun to art shade in well-draining soil. Water requirements are low once established.
In general gardening a light tidy-up prune in early spring along with an application of slow-release fertiliser is recommended. If hedging - regular light trims will easily maintain your preferred shape & size.