Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Kaleidoscope’

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Native to: China


Type: shrub

Forms: arching, erect, open form

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 3 feet

Max width: 4.5 feet


white/off white


green, secondary color present

new growth distinct


Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, bee, specific butterfly species

Plant features: evergreen

Exposure: part shade, sun

Landscape uses: deer resistant, hedge or edging

Propagates by: cutting

flowers in fall

flowers in summer

Soil type: loam

USDA Zones: zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: 0 to +30 °F

Water: drought tolerant, regular

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