Abelia Little RichardScientific Name: Abelia grandiflora
Best Planted In Zone: 6-9
Abelia Little Richard is a shorter version of the other Abelia’s. It is a fast growing shrub that grows to a height of 2-3 feet and a spread of the same size. Little Richard is a beautiful shrub that produces a large amount of ivory flowers from spring to early fall. As the temperature drops the leaves begin to take on a bronze color. This shrub prefers full to partial sunlight and is excellent for mixed borders. USDA ZONES: Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.
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Abelia prefers moist, well-drained, acidic soil in a spot with full sun to light shade. Abelia produces better color in its leaves (Kaleidoscope) and flowers when it is in full sun. Once rooted, this plant is very low maintenance.
Abelia is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best flowering in full sun. Blooms on new wood, so prune as needed (e.g., remove stems lost to winter and, if desired, thin to the ground up to 1/3 of old stems) in late winter to early spring.