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Little Richard Abelia Shrub

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$88.00
 
Once a weekFull sunDeer resistantSpring to fall
 
  • Showcases glossy, dark green foliage that transitions to stunning bronze-red hues in the fall
  • Compact shrub delights with its fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom in shades of pink and white
  • At maturity, it reaches a height of 2 to 3 feet, making it a perfect choice for borders, containers, or as a charming accent plant
 

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With the Little Richard Abelia Shrub, you can expect an abundance of charming, fragrant flowers that attract pollinators to your garden. Enjoy the vibrant display of pink and white blooms against the glossy green foliage. As the seasons change, witness the foliage transform into beautiful bronze-red tones, adding warmth and richness to your landscape. This compact shrub's versatility and low maintenance make it an ideal choice for adding color, fragrance, and visual interest to your outdoor space.

Growth rate: Moderate to fast-growing plants with an average growth rate of around 1 to 2 feet per year.

Please note: Images on our website depict plants and trees at full maturity to showcase their expected grown characteristics. These images are illustrative examples only and do not represent the size of plants or trees upon delivery.

Pruning: The Little Richard Abelia Shrub generally requires minimal pruning to maintain its compact shape. If needed, prune in early spring before new growth emerges to remove any dead or damaged branches and shape the shrub as desired.

Fertilization: Fertilize the shrub in early spring with a balanced slow-release fertilizer to promote healthy growth and abundant flowering. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for application rates and frequency.

Winter Protection: In zones 5-10, the Little Richard Abelia Shrub demonstrates excellent hardiness. However, in colder regions, providing a layer of mulch around the base of the shrub helps protect the roots from freezing temperatures. Additionally, consider using a burlap or protective cover during severe winter conditions to shield the plant from cold winds and frost.


When planting the Little Richard Abelia Shrub, select a location that receives full to partial sun exposure for optimal flowering and foliage coloration. Ensure the soil is well-draining and amend it with organic matter to improve its fertility and drainage. Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball, place the shrub in the hole, and backfill with soil. Gently firm the soil around the base of the plant and water thoroughly to settle the soil. For container planting, choose a pot with drainage holes and use a high-quality potting mix. Ensure the container is large enough to accommodate the root system and provide proper drainage.

The Little Richard Abelia Shrub thrives in well-drained soil and benefits from regular watering. Water deeply when the top inch of soil feels dry, ensuring proper moisture penetration into the root zone. During hot and dry periods, more frequent watering may be necessary. As for sunlight, this shrub prefers full sun to partial shade. Provide it with at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily for optimal growth and flowering.

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USDA GROW ZONE:

Zones 6-9

The Little Richard Abelia Shrub (Abelia × grandiflora 'Little Richard') is suitable for USDA hardiness zones 6-9. It exhibits excellent adaptability to a range of climatic conditions within these zones. With its cold-hardy nature, it can withstand moderately low temperatures, making it a reliable choice for various regions.

Our Process

We have perfected packaging and shipping plants & trees! That is why we DO NOT use any third-party fulfillment like most other online retailers. Your trees go straight from our farm to your door, safely packaged by our team of seasoned professionals. Our process ensures your plants leave our facility and arrive to your door in the best condition possible!