MUCHO GUSTO® Abelia

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 2-3.5' Width/Spread: 3-5'

You’ll be pleased to make the acquaintance of Mucho Gusto abelia. This tidy, easy-care shrub brings the color and pizazz of variegated foliage to your landscape or garden, providing color from spring through fall. It’s especially nice for brightening up shady spots. In summer, it is in bloom continuously, with fragrant white flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Like other abelias, it’s heat tolerant and deer resistant. Little to no pruning is required, though it may be shaped if you wish.

Why plant Mucho Gusto® abelia?

  • Constant color
  • Tough, easy-care plant
  • Compact habit

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Light: Grows in full sun to Part Sun. It can grow in full shade, but foliage color will be a bit muddier and blooming will be limited.

Soil: Any average, well-drained soil will do.

Water: Average water needs. Established plants tolerate some drought, but flowering may decrease and foliage color fade if severely stressed.

Fertilizing: No special fertilizer needs. If desired, apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in late winter/early spring.

Pruning: Thanks to its neat, round habit, little pruning is required. If you wish, you may prune to shape in late winter/early spring. Mucho Gusto abelia blooms in summer on new wood.

 

Botanical Name

Abelia grandiflora 'Muabd' PPAF, CBRAF

Zone

6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color

White

Foliage Color

Green, Variegated, White

Height

2-3.5'

Width/Spread

3-5'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil

Average, Well-draining

Season of Interest

Summer

Uses

Borders, Containers, Edging, Low Hedges, Mass Planting

Features

Attracts pollinators, Foliage interest, Fragrant

Breeder

Valérie Pouillart

Blooms On

New wood

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