Model # 01572

Internet #205849177

Southern Living Plant Collection 2 Gal. Lemon Zest Abelia
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Southern Living Plant Collection

2 Gal. Lemon Zest Abelia

  • Unique multicolored foliage
  • Light pink flowers in summer to fall
  • Not guaranteed to be in bloom on arrival
$36.98 /each

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An outstanding abelia with bright variegated foliage that is yellow with green centers when young, maturing to ivory and green. Lemon Zest will produces a heavy bloom of light pink flowers for a long period of summer and fall. Abelias are great to use in beds, or as accents in the landscape, and container gardens.

  • Fertilize in spring with slow-release granular fertilizer
  • Very low maintenance once plant is established
  • Full sun-part shade
  • Adapts to many soil types
  • Ships dormant in winter

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Customer Questions & Answers

Can i plant abelias so that they will eventually form a privacy hedge?

How far apart should they be planted? Any special pruning routines to follow in the first few years to encourage them to shape themselves towards a hedge?
Asked by: Need1hedge
This plant is not an ideal planting for a privacy hedge due to the fact that they will only mature to 36 inches tall. If you would like a low hedge I would plant them every 1 1/2 ft to 2ft apart,
Answered by: Southern Living Expert
Date published: 2016-08-12

How much watering is needed?

I have lemon zest plants in large planters and sometimes entire branches start dying and shedding. Plants get adequate sun, so I don't know what the problem is?
Asked by: dottie37
There could be many reasons why your plant has branches shedding, getting leggy, or dying and without seeing the plant it would be hard to diagnose. What I can recommend is trimming your plant back, and removing any dead limbs, apply a well balanced fertilizer(10-10-10), and then try go get on a regular watering scheduled giving your plants a good soak plants 1-3 days. (If your plants are in direct intense sunlight I would water every 1-2 days). Good Luck!
Answered by: Southern Living Expert
Date published: 2016-06-20
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2 Gal. Lemon Zest Abelia is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast growing low maintenance This is a beautiful plant, I used as a low hedge and fills in together really fast. The butterflies love it and very easy to prune into shape.
Date published: 2015-04-20
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