Unique, Colorful Foliage

Variegated foliage is yellow with green centers that mature to ivory and green. Light pink flowers through summer and fall. A versatile and beautiful variety with profuse flowers and hardy to Zone 6A. Rounded to mounding habit with arching branches make this semi-evergreen a good choice for beds, borders, & mass planting. Very low maintenance, deer resistant and drought tolerant.

Abelia x grandiflora 'Hopleys'

Red stems add interest to the beautiful variegated foliage

Green and gold

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Plant Profile

Plant Type
Full Sun to Part Shade
Average Height
3 - 4'
Average Width
4 - 5'
Average Spacing
4 -5'
Hardiness Zones
Zones 6A-9
Habit Shape
Compact, rounded habit
Profuse Light Lavender Pink flowers in late spring - summer
Gold yellow variegated leaves mature to ivory and green
More Info
See Features & Uses and General Maintenance above

Features & Uses


  • Low Maintenance / Easy to care for
  • Fragrant tubular flowers in late spring to summer
  • Deer, disease, & drought tolerant
  • Winter Foliage Color


  • Mass Planting
  • Containers
  • Borders
  • Specimen/Accent

General Maintenance


  • Dwarf, low maintenance, dense, mounded habit


  • Feed with a general purpose fertilizer



  • Plants exhibit best foliage color when planted in full sun.
Care & Planting

Care & Planting

Providing a broad range of sizes, forms and textures, evergreens create a perfect framework to unify the garden throughout the seasons. 


Shown: Blue Cascade®

Care & Planting

Care & Planting

Combine annuals, perennials and flowering shrubs or trees with a variety of evergreens to create a colorful backyard haven. Year round foliage adds color during dull winter months.


Shown: Chaparral Cypress

Care & Planting

Care & Planting

Planting Guide

  • Dig a planting hole twice as large as the root ball
  • Remove plant from container and place in planting hole
  • Level top of root ball with the ground
  • Backfill
  • Water
  • Mulch
  • Keep moist until established


Shown: Hot Head®

Care & Planting

Care & Planting


With good natural forms, pruning is not typically required. To develop or maintain a desired shape or size, however, it is best to prune in the fall for desired shape.


Shown: Paul's Gold Cypress

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