Abelia grandiflora 'Mystic Daydream'
Common Name: Glossy Abelia
Type: Deciduous Shrub
Zone: 5 to 9
Growth Rate: Medium
Habit: Rounded. Spreading. Broad Upright.
Height: 3 – 6 feet
Spread: 3 – 6 feet
Bloom Time: May to September
Blooms: Large. White flushed with Pink.
Foliage: Variegated to Red to Deep Red. Semi-Evergreen.
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators & Butterflies. Deer Resistant. Naturalizes. Erosion Control.
Mystic Daydream is a new Abelia grandiflora with foliage that is variegated in spring, red in summer and deep red in autumn. Slightly fragrant, large white flowers from mid summer to mid fall. Very attractive for bees and butterflies! Long flowering.
Gracefully arching branches to 2-4' tall. Rounded, spreading, multi-stemmed shrub in the honeysuckle family. Oval, glossy, dark green leaves turn purplish-bronze in autumn.
Effective as an informal hedge or low screen. Mass on slopes or banks for attractive shrubby cover and erosion control.
Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade
Abelia Mystic Daydream is a low maintenance, semi evergreen shrub with wonderful foliage colors. Full sun to part shade but best flowering is in full sun. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil but prefers moist, organically rich, well drained soils.
Stem damage can occur when winter temperatures approach zero degrees F. Best planted in protected locations in Zone 5. Blooms on new wood, so prune as needed (e.g., remove stems lost to winter and, if desired, thin to the ground up to 1/3 of old stems) in late winter to early spring.
No serious insect or disease problems.