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Valérie Pouillart

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MUCHO GUSTO™

Abelia

Abelia grandiflora

'Muabd'

PPAF; CBRAF

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A close up of the variegated foliage of Mucho Gusto abelia Mucho Gusto abelia in the landscape showing its habit. A close up of the variegated foliage and the white flowers of Mucho Gusto abelia White flowers of Mucho Gusto abelia.
  • Fragrant
  • Petite shrub
  • Variegated foliage
Description

A variegated abelia with everything that you want, both easy care and color. Mucho Gusto™ is a strong grower thanks to its solid root system. This new variety features stable variegation with its silver-green foliage outlined by a creamy-white margin. Its beautiful white flowers alongside the foliage will brighten up your landscape and will waft a soft fragrance all summer long. 

USDA Zone
6 - 9 (-10°F/-23°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
2 - 3.5'
Width
3 - 5'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Semi-evergreen
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Variegated
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

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 early spring if necessary. Trimming in summer removes flowers but will encourage colorful new growth.

Uses

Abelia is an excellent choice for general landscaping. May be used as a specimen, low hedge, or in perennial gardens/mixed plantings.

Growing Tips

The hotter your location, the more Mucho Gusto will benefit from some shade.