TRES AMIGOS® Abelia

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

Colorful, but elegant! Soft bluish-green, pink, and cream come together in elegant, variegated foliage. Throughout the season, you’ll see subtle shifts in the main color; in spring the creamy yellow is most dominant and by summer the pink margins take front stage, accented by bold pink new growth. Tiny white, fragrant flowers appear all summer long complementing the interesting foliage show and drawing in pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds. Its continuous color and compact habit make it a great candidate for Mass plantings, filling in a border or a foundation planting, and even for containers on balconies.

Why plant Tres Amigos® 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 or early spring.

Pruning: Thanks to its neat, round habit, little pruning is required. If you wish, you may prune to shape in late winter or early spring.

 

Botanical Name

Abelia x grandiflora 'Mincautri' PP#33,457; CBRAF

Zone

6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color

White

Height

2-3'

Width/Spread

3-5'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil

Average, Moist, Well-drained

Season of Interest

Fall, Summer

Uses

Borders, Containers, Low Hedges, Mass Planting

Features

Alkaline soil, Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Deer resistant, Foliage interest, Fragrant, Heat tolerant, Semi-evergreen

Blooms on

New wood

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