Lemon Zest™ Abelia

Abelia x grandiflora 'Hopleys' Lemon Zest™

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An outstanding abelia with bright variegated foliage that is yellow with green centers when young, maturing to ivory and green. Produces a heavy bloom of light pink flowers for a long period of summer and fall.


Bloom/Feature Bright variegated foliage
Plant Type Shrubs
Evergreen or Deciduous Deciduous
USDA Zones 6,7,8,9
Zone Detail Hardy to -10° F
Key Features Green, gold, & yellow variegated leaves; white/pale pink flowers mid-summer to fall
Use Cottage/informal, beds and borders, low maintenance, containers, wallside and trellises
Exposure Full sun to part shade
Bloom Season Mid-summer to fall
Dimension 3' H x 4' W
Growth Rate Moderate


Water Regular water
Soil Type Any well-drained soil
Fertilizer As needed
Pruning Prune if desired, but not required

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