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.

History of the Genus

Genus name honors Dr. Clarke Abel (1780-1826), physician and naturalist, who collected seeds and plants in China. 

History of the Genus
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 here: Vintage Charm™ Abelia

Planting Guide

Planting Guide

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 here: Rosy Charm™ Abelia

  • In the Garden

    In the Garden

    Versatile abelia perform so well in the landscape, they are practically maintenance free. Many varieties are fragrant and our selections are long flowering from summer into fall. They are semi-decidous in the south and will retain most of their foliage during the dormant period.


    Use abelia for places that are full sun to part shade. They are frost, drought and heat tolerant as well as deer-resistant! Beautiful in mixed containers, small gardens, pathways and in mass. Spice up the garden with these truly special plants that spice up the view with delicate blooms and fantastic foliage! 

    'Kaleidoscope' Abelia pictured here

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