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Abelia ‘Radiance’

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Radiance’

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Radiance’ is a sport of Abelia ‘Kaleidoscope’. This white variegated Abelia stands out above any other because of its vigor and ability to maintain color and density throughout the year. New foliage is medium green with creamy yellow margins, aging to silvery-green with cream white margins. Its variegated foliage has proven to be more stable than other white Abelia varieties and produces minimal water shoots. The vivid crimson stem colors provide a dramatic contrast to the variegated foliage. The tight compact habit reaches 3′ x 5′ at maturity and holds a beautiful form throughout the season. Fragrant white tubular flowers appear from mid summer through fall. Perfect as a low accent plant, in mass landscape plantings or as a container plant.

Origin: USA

Description / Plant Notes:

  • USDA Zone 6 (-10°F or -23°C)
  • Tight compact habit
  • Colorful bi-colored variegated foliage

Patent Status: USPP #21,929

PK Sheet
USDA Zone: 6 - 10
Height: 36 to 60-inches
91 to 152-centimeters
Spread: 36 to 60-inches
91 to 152-centimeters
Seasons: Summer, Autumn
Flower Colors: White
Foliage Colors: Variegated
Light Levels: Sun
Growth Habit: Mounded
Usage: Gardens, Hedging, Landscapes
Patent Status: PP 21,929

Grower Culture

General:
 
Media: Well-draining media
pH: 5.5pH to 6.2pH
Fertilization: Medium | 225 ppm
Light: High
Water: Well-Drained to Moderate
 
Finishing:
 
Growing Temp Day: 62°F to 70°F | 17°C to 17°C
Growing Temp Night: 55°F to 60°F | 13°C to 13°C
Pinching: Yes
 
Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
 
4-inch: 12 to 16-weeks with 1 ppp
1-gallon: 26 to 52-weeks with 1 ppp