Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope'
Like the big brother this is a super shrub, mainly golden yellow but it is variegated with a green in the leaves to. Soft pink flowers, it is a medium sized shrub that blooms for a long period in mid to late summer. The plant is tough and very hardy against frosts, liking a lightly acidic soil. If the pruning is done well with attention to detail then Abelia like other shrubs pruned in this group give the most back of all the shrubs. The new growth that comes after pruning from the base of the plant gives a vibrant and very attractive form. The stems form long uninterrupted growth from top to bottom, making lovely arching stems that bloom incredibly at the start of Summer
RHS Pruning group: 2