Radiance Abelia stands out against other abelia varieties because of its low maintenance, outstanding foliage, blooms, and multi season interest. New growth is medium green with creamy white margins, while the more aged foliage is a striking silver green with creamy yellow margins.
Not only is the foliage beautiful, but the stems themselves provide a great contrast with their vivid crimson pigment. An abundance of white, lightly fragrant flowers are produced during late spring to fall. These flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
With such a striking blend of greens and creamy white-yellow colors, this abelia will be sure to radiate beauty all throughout the seasons. Besides the color, Radiance Abelia is a very versatile and hardy plant. From small groupings, mass plantings to containers, this plant brings distinctive charm to any of your landscaping needs.
Not only is it versatile in the area you plant it in, but this plant is frost, drought, heat and deer resistant. What more can you ask for in a shrub?! With a little maintenance Radiance abelia can go a long way.
To get the best results and color out of Radiance Abelia, it is advised to plant 5-6 ft. apart to allow room for mature growth, plant in full sun for best color results, and provide a slow release, high nitrogen fertilizer in the spring.
This eye-catching shrub provides an abundance of bright pastel color with little care and will add curb appeal to any home or place of business. Add some Soft Touch Holly or Green Mountain Boxwood shrubs into the mix for a great look!
Planting Time: Any time of the year taking care to avoid temperature extremes, especially the height of summer.
Sun: Full sun for best blooming
Soil: Very adaptable, but fertile, well drained is ideal
Water: Deeply water when newly planted and once or twice weekly during establishment. Once established, only minimal watering is needed and generally only during extended periods of dry, hot weather.
Fertilization: A fertilizer for flowering shrubs like Rhododendrons will work great for Abelias. The best times to fertilize are early spring and/or early summer.
Pruning: Abelias do not generally require pruning, but if pruning is desired winter is best.
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|Mature Height||2-3 Feet|
|Mature Width||4-5 Feet|