Miss Lemon™

Miss Lemon™

Abelia Hybrid 'Hopleys'

An outstanding abelia with bright variegated foliage that starts yellow with green centers when young, then matures to ivory and green. Shines in a dappled shade spot.

Sunset Zones

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

USDA Zones

-10°F to 0°F USDA zones 6–10

Miss Lemon™ Features

Plant Dimensions

3-4' H x 4' W

Landscape Use

Accent, Border, Container, Cottage/Informal, Foundation Planting, Low Hedge, 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, Year-Round Interest


Bright yellow and green leaves mature to white and green

Flowering Season

Summer to Fall

Miss Lemon™ Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise


Fertilize yearly in spring


Shape 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.

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