Kaleidoscope Glossy Abelia

Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' 

An evergreen shrub with glossy leaves variegated in green and yellow, growing on bright red stems. The best known and most popular of the Abelias, this plant makes a graceful border or container plant with a low, compact shape. White, star-shaped flowers appear during the summer through early fall. Leaves pick up yellow and red tones during the fall.


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Kaleidoscope Glossy Abelia

Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' 
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Approximate size upon delivery*

5 gallon, 10"h x 15"w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Special Features

Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.