Are you looking for a flowering shrub that provides excellent color options throughout the season, is low-maintenance, deer-resistant, great for pollinators, and works in limited space? Abelia may be the choice for you. Here is a list of some of the top varieties Meadows Farms has in stock right now that you need to try out:
Abelia ‘Kaleidoscope’ is one of the easiest, most versatile plants for your garden. The attractive, evergreen foliage provides three seasons of distinct color: greenish-yellow in the spring, gold in the summer, and beautiful burnt reds in the fall. Adding to its showy appeal, ‘Kaleidoscope’ also adds small, white blooms throughout the summer months. Its low growth habit (2-3 feet width and spread) make ‘Kaleidoscope’ ideal as a low hedge or mass groundcover planting. For more information, check out the listing on our Plant Finder tool.
A hybrid of Abelia Grandiflora, ‘Edward Goucher’ is a compact, semi-evergreen shrub with an upright growth habit of 3 to 5 feet in both height and width. The foliage is very similar to the glossy variety but is tinged with bronze when emerging as new growth. Mid-summer brings clusters of bell-shaped, lilac-pink blooms that last until the fall season. ‘Edward Goucher’ is a low maintenance plant that does best in light shade to full sun. For more information, check out the listing on our Plant Finder tool.
Also known as Glossy Abelia, this rounded, semi-evergreen shrub covered with small, dark green oval leaves with a glossy sheen is quite attractive throughout the year. From late spring until fall the Glossy Abelia is covered with slightly-fragrant, bell-shaped white flowers with a hint of pink that is great for attracting pollinators like bees and butterflies. They grow to a height and width of 3-6 feet (but can be trimmed to maintain compact shape) and do best in either full sun or part shade. For more information, check out the listing on our Plant Finder tool.
An attractive variety with glossy green foliage that turns shades of bronze and burgundy in the fall and winter. The white blooms in the summer months mix with rose sepals, which gives this abelia its “rosy” name. These are great for smaller areas of the garden, as it grows to a height and width of around 4 feet but can be trimmed to remain smaller as needed. For more information, check out the listing on our Plant Finder tool.
This moderate grower offers a showy display of year-round interest. The tricolor tinge of pinks, whites, and greens on new foliage mature to a golden yellow and green hue with hints of pink throughout the rest of the season. Like many other varieties of abelia, ‘Sunshine Daydream complements its showy foliage display with a mass of fragrant white flowers during the summer. ‘Sunshine Daydream’ is low-maintenance and can even tolerate a bit of heat and drought. For more information, check out the listing on our Plant Finder tool.