Distinctive Evergreens

A new variety of white variegated abelia. Beautiful silvery-green and creamy white variegated foliage is held on bright red stems. In the spring, new growth emerges bright green with creamy white margins, and by mid-summer matures to medium green with pure white edges. Winter coloration remains variegated with some of the leaves being tinged with soft pink along the margins. In late summer, plants are covered with small, trumpet shaped, fragrant flowers that attract butterflies. Plants are very compact and have consistent color year round. 

This excellent variety is deer, drought, and disease resistant. 

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Radiance’ PP#21,929

Deer, drought, and disease resistant

Dense, mounded habit

Versatile uses 

Deer, drought and disease resistance. Compact habit

Full sun to part shade

Compact habit 

Dwarf, low maintenance, evergreen shrub

Versatile uses

Radiance Abelia will make a show stopping addition to your landscape.

Excellent contrast for container combinations

Plants exhibit best foliage color when planted in full sun.

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Plant Profile

Plant Type
Fun Sun - Part Shade (Best foliage color in full sun)
Average Height
2 - 3'
Average Width
3 - 4'
Average Spacing
3 - 4' apart
Hardiness Zones
Zones 6 - 9
Habit Shape
Dense, mounded habit,
Bright green with creamy edges matures to medium green with pure white edges. Red stems.
Late summer - fall blooms. Fragrant white, trumpet shaped flowers.
More Info
See 'Features & Uses' and 'General Maintenance' above

Features & Uses


  • Low Maintenance / Easy to care for
  • Fragrant tubular flowers in late summer to fall
  • 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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