Twist of Orange™ Abelia

Abelia x grandiflora 'sPg-3-069'

Caprifoliaceae

Twist of Orange™ Abelia
Twist of Orange™ Abelia
Twist of Orange™ Abelia
Twist of Orange™ Abelia
Twist of Orange™ Abelia

Wow at the foliage of this amazingly tough plant! Twist of Orange™ Abelia has foliage colors that run the gamut ranging from reds, through oranges, yellows, greens, and bronzes with an overall orange overtone. Can you imagine the possibilities?!? Once mature the foliage becomes a bright glossy golden yellow and green held on nicely contrasting deep purplish red stems. And Abelias are tough as nails, pest, disease, and drought resistant once established in the garden or landscape. Oh, did we mention that Twist of Orange™ Abelia produces nicely contrasting trumpet shaped white flowers from late spring until early fall that attract butterflies and a menagerie of other beneficial pollinators. Provide a moderately well-drained soil and full to mostly sunny site for the best results.

Abelias are adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions but will do best in the long run when soils have average or better drainage. They are salt tolerant and deer resistant and can be pruned to shape if desired although their natural arching to mounding form will often produce the most flowers for pollinators. Once established in the landscape they require very little care and maintenance. If flowering seems to slow down remove about one third of the oldest stems in the shrub for renewal and fertilize with a balanced slow release fertilizer.

Images courtesy and copyright of Garden Debut®. The last image in the group is of what appears to be typical winter foliage for this cultivar. Bright yellow and deep rich green.

 

Grows To: 4-5'H x 4-5'W

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6,7,8,9

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Soil pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline

Soil Types & Moisture: Average moist, well-drained soils are optimal although adaptable to a wide range of soils. Moderately drought resistant once well-established.

Salt Tolerance: Moderate

Deer Resistance: Seldom Bothered

Native To / Cultivar Origin: US Gardens - marketed and introduced by Garden Debut®

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Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml

Price: $ 9.99
Catalog ID# 11126
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