Little Richard Abelia in the landscape
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Richard Currin
Currin's Nursery, North Carolina, US

‘Little Richard’


Abelia zanderi

'Little Richard'

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Little Richard Abelia in the landscape
  • Dwarf
  • Long blooming
  • Fragrant

A dwarf cultivar with dark glossy leaves and abundant white flowers from late spring to summer. New growth is an attractive bright red.

USDA Zone 6 - 9 (-10°F/-23.3°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 2 - 3'

Width 3 - 4'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Semi-evergreen

Bloom Time Summer

Flower Color White

Foliage Color Green

Soil Abelia are adaptable to a range of soil types and will tolerate periods of dry soil. Best growth is in moist, well-drained soils; benefits from mulch in the lansdcape.

Pruning Prune in spring if needed.

Uses Foundation plantings; mixed borders.

Growing Tips Benefits from a hard pruning every 3-5 years.