Abelia Poco Loco™

Abelia Poco Loco™

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Color-changing foliage and fragrant flowers for months
SKU 29796
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Key Characteristics
Zone

6 - 9

Mature Height

3 Feet

Mature Width

3 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Clay, Sandy, Poor

Description / Abelia Poco Loco™

A Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs variety, Abelia Poco Loco™ is a compact semievergreen perennial shrub grown for its attractive foliage and months of fragrant flowers. Its slender, gracefully arching dark-red stems bear bright yellow and orange foliage in spring that matures to green with pinkish red new growth. Clusters of bell-shaped pink flowers sustain pollinators throughout summer, including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

A Abelia x grandiflora [syn Linnaea x grandiflora], commonly called abelia or glossy abelia, Poco Loco has a fast growth rate and a naturally neat, globe-shaped, mounding habit that adds appealing structure wherever it's planted. Massed or grouped, it is an excellent choice for general landscaping in beds, borders, and foundation plantings; and it's an especially attractive (and effective) option for controlling erosion on banks and slopes. But it also makes a lovely specimen or low hedge plant.

Tough, easy to grow, and virtually maintenance free once established, glossy abelia grows best in sunny to partly sunny locations with organically rich, medium moist, well-draining soils having an alkaline pH, but it tolerates a wide range of soils, including dry and clay soils. Poco Loco is deer resistant and drought and heat tolerant. Blooms are borne on new wood, so any desired pruning should be done in late winter to early spring before new growth emerges.

Product Details

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Genus Abelia
Species x grandiflora
Variety 'SMNAGBT'
Plant Patent PPAF
Product Classification Shrubs
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 6
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Pink
Bloom Season Start Early Summer
Bloom Season End Late Summer
Foliage Color Medium Green, Mix, Red, Yellow
Resistance Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Special Features Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Evergreen, Fall Color, Flower, Fragrance, Hummingbird Lovers, Repeat Bloomer
Uses Beds, Border, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Specimen
Zone 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions none

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