Abelia Poco Loco™

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Color-changing foliage and fragrant flowers for months

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.


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Genus Abelia
Species x grandiflora
Variety 'SMNAGBT'
ppaf PPAF
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 6 - 9
Bloom Start to End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Mound-shaped
Height 3 ft
Width 3 ft
Additional Characteristics Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Evergreen, Fall Color, Flower, Fragrance, Hummingbird Lovers, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Pink
Foliage Color Medium Green, Mix, Red, Yellow
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Specimen, Beds, Border, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Hedge
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Canada, Guam, Hawaii

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