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Radiance™ Abelia

SKU:
ABELXGR
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SKU:
ABELXGR
Weight:
30.00 LBS
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_description-height:
3 feet
_description-width:
5 feet
_description-light:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
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Abelia x grandiflora 'Radiance'
Attracts:
Birds, Pollinators, Butterflies
Bloom Time:
Mid Summer to Mid Fall
Deer Resistant:
Yes
Evergreen/Deciduous:
Evergreen
Family:
Abelia
Flower Color:
Cream
Foliage Color:
Green
Genus:
Abelia
Growth Rate:
Slow
Hardiness Zone:
6a
Landscape Uses:
Massing, Garden, Container
Mature Height:
3 feet
Mature Width:
5 feet
Native:
Prune Time:
Prune After Flowering
Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs:
Average to Moist
_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Green
_callout-26|Flower Color:
Cream
_callout-27|Bloom Time:
Mid Summer to Mid Fall
_callout-28|Attracts:
Birds, Pollinators, Butterflies
_callout-12|Deer Resistant:
Yes
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Massing, Garden, Container

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Product Overview

Abelia x grandiflora 'Radiance'
This outstanding compact shrub produces dense foliage that emerges yellow-green and matures to silvery-green with white margins; consistent color and density year round; creamy white flowers in summer and fall; perfect for smaller spaces in the garden

Radiance™ Abelia is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds, bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Radiance&trade: Abelia is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Features

Radiance™ Abelia features dainty clusters of lightly-scented creamy white tubular flowers at the ends of the branches from mid summer to mid fall. It has attractive grayish green foliage edged in creamy white which emerges yellow in spring. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain grayish green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Planting & Growing

Radiance™ Abelia will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Radiance™ Abelia makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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