Abelia x grandiflora 'Conti' (Confetti®)

Confetti® Abelia




Patents: PP#8472

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Genus: Abelia

Parent: Abelia x grandiflora

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: 2 to 3' tall, 3 to 6' wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Green and white/cream variegation with some reddening in winter. Stems also redden in winter. White to pale pink flowers. Dense, spreading shrub forming compact mound. Semi-evergreen. As Dirr says, one must be "vigilant" about reversions.


From patent application (inventor James T. Gwaltney, Theodore, AL (Flowerwood Nursery)):

This new variety of Abelia × grandiflora was found as a sport of Abelia × grandiflora 'Sherwoodi' maintained in the Flowerwood Nursery at Dauphin Island Parkway, Mobile, Ala. The sport was found in August, 1987.

Southern Living Plant Collection.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at Nurseries Caroliniana in 2008 and kept it in a 3-gallon container until planting along the golf course with the other Abelias in summer 2009. Removed a couple of minor reversions in 2010.

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