Model # 01572

Internet #205849177

Southern Living Plant Collection 2 Gal. Miss Lemon Abelia

Southern Living Plant Collection

2 Gal. Miss Lemon Abelia

  • Unique multicolored foliage
  • Light pink flowers in summer to fall
  • Not guaranteed to be in bloom on arrival
$3698 /each

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Product Overview

An outstanding abelia with bright variegated foliage that is yellow with green centers when young, maturing to ivory and green. Miss Lemon 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



Mature Height (in.)
Mature Width (in.)


Additional Characteristics
None Listed
Annual / Perennial
Best Time to Plant
Spring to Fall
Blossom Color
Blossom Color Family
Reds / Pinks
Botanical Name
Abelia x grandiflora 'Hopleys' Lemon Zest
Common Name
Evergreen or Deciduous
Growth Habit
Hardiness Zone
6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Optimal Soil Condition
Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)
Shipped As
Sun Tolerance
Part Sun
Water Requirements
Wildlife Attracted
Wildlife Deterred
No Wildlife Deterred

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Customer Questions & Answers

How does this compare to Southern living Lemon Zest Abelia from a couple years ago?

Asked by: Ashley
Lemon Zest actually became the Miss Lemon. It is the same plant but the collection decided to change the name
Answered by: Southern Living Expert
Date published: 2017-06-20

Is this plant an evergreen?

Is this plant an evergreen?
Asked by: Gery
No, this is not an evergreen plant.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2017-04-25

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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Customer Reviews

2 Gal. Miss Lemon Abelia is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mixed review. I purchased this online for home delivery. I should have called Home Depot when it ... Mixed review. I purchased this online for home delivery. I should have called Home Depot when it arrived. It is not thriving and looks sad. The other bush I planted, died. That said, I purchased 2 more lime abelias from another source in person. They are doing great and live up to the high ranking as a good choice for our area. I am very pleased with the plant!
Date published: 2017-04-24
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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