Abelia x grandiflora 'Abelops' ('Sunshine Daydream')

Sunshine Daydream Abelia

Spring foliage

Spring foliage

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Patents: PP#20961

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Genus: Abelia

Parent: Abelia x grandiflora

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: 3 to 4' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun

Description: 

Compact mound, spreading but dense. White flowers in spring turning pink. Variegated foliage with white, yellow and green and some reddish edging. Purple stems.

History: 

From patent application (inventor Ronnie Van Opstal, Zundert, Netherlands):

The new Abelia cultivar is a naturally-occurring sport of Abelia × grandiflora 'Little Richard', not patented, characterized by its non-variegated foliage and spreading to broadly upright, moderately vigorous growth habit. The new cultivar was discovered as a branch mutation and selected during May 2007 in a controlled outdoor nursery environment in Zundart, The Netherlands.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon at Laymans sale in September 2010 and planted it near the golf course, close to the other Abelias.


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