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Tres Amigos Abelia grandiflora

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
3' 5'
Height
2' - 3'
Spread
2' - 5'
  • Details

    Features

    A vibrant tri-color foliage show!

    For gardeners on the hunt for elegant, but interesting foliage. Tres Amigos abelia seems to change each time you visit it out in the garden. In spring it starts out with green, cream, pink, and yellow-tinged foliage. Its most vibrant color is yellow, bringing sunshine into the slowly filling garden. By summer, the yellow has left completely and the pink edge on the leaf takes over. The new growth at the end of each stem is almost entirely a warm watermelon pink with sporadically placed white flowers. Each flower is fluted, perfect for inviting hummingbirds and butterflies into the garden, and has a lovely jasmine-like fragrance. Its compact habit suits it nicely for use at the front of the border, in containers, and in mixed borders with perennials and annuals.

    Top reasons to grow Tres Amigos abelia:

    - Remarkable tricolor foliage 

    - A summer-long show of fragrant white flowers

    - Compact habit fits easily into many gardens

    Fragrant Flower
    Long Blooming
    Foliage Interest
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Evergreen
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 60 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Flower Shade: 
    Pure white
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Variegated
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Summer through Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Looks at home in mixed beds with perennials, annuals, and other shrubs. It can also be used as a low hedge or at the front of a border as a taller hedging.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Abelia are easy-care plants that need little regular maintenance. Can be lightly trimmed to shape in spring, after the new growth begins to emerge, if you wish. 

    Tres Amigos Abelia grandiflora 'Mincautri' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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