Abelia Hybrid 'Kaleidoscope' PP16988

Looking for a dwarf, easy care evergreen shrub that flowers and provides yearlong color? Kaleidoscope is as versatile as it is colorful, with chameleon-like foliage that changes with the seasons, from golden yellow in spring to orange-red in fall.

Sunset Zones

3 (with protection) 4-24, 28-35

USDA Zones

-10°F to 0°F USDA zones 6–10

This plant is suitable for your USDA Zone 10a

‘Kaleidoscope’ Features

Plant Dimensions

2-3' H x 3-4' W

Landscape Use

Border, Coastal, Container, Cottage/Informal, Garden Bed, Mass planting, Slope

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full coastal sun to part shade in hotter climates

Special Feature

Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Disease / Pest Resistance, Easy Care, Heat Tolerance, Variegated Foliage, Water-wise, Winter / Fall Foliage Color, Year-Round Interest


Outstanding year-round foliage color, small white blooms

Flowering Season

Summer to Fall

‘Kaleidoscope’ Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise


Apply a balanced slow-release each spring


Prune in early spring before first flush


Well-drained soils

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

Shop for your Sunset plants

Your zip code 91107 is located in Zone: 10a with a temperature range of: 30 to 35 °F.