Plant Highlight: Kaleidoscope Abelia

Over our many years working with Oklahoma landscapes we have found using Abelia offers several benefits. Firstly, its compact size and vibrant foliage make it an excellent choice for adding beauty and visual interest to outdoor spaces. The variegated leaves, displaying shades of yellow, green, orange, and red throughout the seasons, create a dynamic and colorful backdrop.

Pictured here, ‘Kaleidoscope’ Abelia is well-suited for Oklahoma’s climate. It thrives in full to partial sun, making it adaptable to different lighting conditions commonly found in the state. Additionally, this shrub is relatively drought-tolerant once established, which is advantageous considering Oklahoma’s occasional dry spells. Its ability to withstand these conditions reduces the maintenance and watering requirements, making it a practical choice for sustainable landscapes.

Another advantage of ‘Kaleidoscope’ Abelia is its ability to attract pollinators with its fragrant white flowers. By incorporating this shrub in your landscaping, you contribute to supporting the local ecosystem by providing a food source for bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects.

Overall, ‘Kaleidoscope’ Abelia adds both aesthetic and functional value to Oklahoma landscapes. Its vibrant foliage, adaptability to the local climate, and ability to attract pollinators make it a beneficial choice for creating beautiful, sustainable, and ecologically-friendly outdoor spaces.

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