‘Radiance’ Abelia

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Radiance’  PP21929

This vigorous shrub with a compact habit is a standout, maintaining its color and density throughout the year. Crimson stems contrast dramatically with variegated foliage that begins medium green with creamy yellow margins and ages to silvery-green with cream margins. Fragrant white tubular flowers appear mid-summer to fall. 


Variegated foliage with small white flowers

Plant Type

New IntroductionsShrubs

Evergreen or Deciduous


USDA Zones

6, 7, 8, 9

Zone Detail

Hardy to -10°F to 0°F

Key Features

Aromatic, Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Compact Habit, Cut Flowers, Dwarf, Easy Care, Fall Blooming, Heat Tolerance, Longer Blooming, Returns Year After Year, Variegated Foliage, Winter / Fall Foliage Color, Year-Round Interest


Accent, Container, Cut Flowers, Low Hedge, Mass Planting


Full Sun to Part Shade



Soil Type

Well-drained garden soil


Feed throughout growing season


2-3' H x 4-5' W


Shape in early spring before first flush

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in full sun to part shade
  • dig hole 2X the width of pot
  • backfill and plant 1"-2" above soil level
  • water and add more soil if needed
  • mulch plants