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Mardi Gras Dwarf Abelia - 1 Gallon Pot
A dramatic shrub that is sure to be a head-turner, Mardi Gras Dwarf Abelia forms eye-catching, white mounds in the landscape. Upon closer observation, you'll notice that the white leaves are centered in green while the new leaves are tinged in bright pink. Get all the details below

Mardi Gras Dwarf Abelia - 1 Gallon Pot

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Mardi Gras Dwarf Abelia
Abelia grandiflora 'Mardi Gras'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a, where this Abelia is not winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

A dramatic evergreen flowering shrub that is sure to be a head-turner, Mardi Gras Dwarf Abelia forms eye-catching mounds of nearly white foliage in the landscape. Upon closer observation, you'll notice that the white leaves are centered in green while the new leaves are tinged in bright pink. Unlike some other variegated Abelia varieties, Mardi Gras does not lose its variegation over time. Leaves are most colorful in full to mostly sun.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Mardi Gras Abelia has many uses in the landscape. It's smaller size fits nicely as an accent or specimen in smaller landscape spaces, and also does quite well in medium to large size pots, provided the drainage is good. In larger landscape spaces, we use it in small to large groupings or mass plantings on embankments, or as a low hedge. It's the perfect choice for underplanting a crape myrtle, taller growing upright Japanese maples, chaste tree (Vitex), or other small trees. Stunning when combined with other plants and trees that have purple, red or dark green foliage, such as Loropetalumspurple leaved Crape myrtles, and red-leaved Japanese maples.


Spacing Recommendations:  3' for solid hedges, 6'+ for space between plants






Cultural Preferences

Mardi Gras Abelia is very easy to grow in average, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. The best flowering and foliage color occur in full to mostly sun. The flowers are produced on the current seasons new growth so spring pruning won't effect bloom. It is evergreen in the southern zones where it grows and might be semi-deciduous in zones north of 7a-7b.




Helpful Articles

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Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone
Shrub Type:  Flowering Evergreen (May be semi-deciduous in northern zones)
Height at Maturity:  2-3'
Width at Maturity:  3-4'
Growth Habit / Form:  Dense, Mounding
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  Pink
Flower Size:  Small, 0.5"
Flowering Period:  Early Summer, Mid-Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid-Fall
Flower Type:  Single, Bell-shape
Fragrant Flowers:  Yes
Foliage Color:  White, Green, Pink
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Low Once Established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist, Well Drained Dry
Soil pH:  5.0 - 7.5
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Butterflies, Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat, Insect



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