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Evergreen Shrubs (Flowering) – Kaleidoscope Abelia

  • Kaleidoscope abelia:

Botanical name: Linnaea grandiflora 

Beginner friendly?: yes

Average size at maturity: Reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide

Bloom time: Summer through Early Fall

Hardy zone: Zones 5-9

Flower color: white 

Foliage color:  golden yellow in the spring and orange-red in the fall

Growth rate: about 1 – 2 ft a year 

Pruning instructions: Shape the plant every 2 months during growing season

Propagation methods: cut a stem just below a node and place in water until roots start to emerge

Landscape use: Border, Container, Hedge, Ground Cover, Hillside

Light needs: 4 – 6 hours of sunlight a day 

Special features: Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form

Watering instructions: Water when the top 2 inches of soil is dry.

Fertilizing instructions : Use 10-10-10 in the early spring

Best time to plant: spring or fall 

Best type of soil: loamy or sandy 

Companion plants: spirea, maiden grass, weigela, phlox, irises

Toxicity level: non-toxic for humans and pets

Invasive species: no

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