Tres Amigos® Abelia

Colorful, but elegant! Soft bluish-green, pink, and cream come together in elegant, variegated foliage. Throughout the season, you’ll see subtle shifts in the main color; in spring the creamy yellow is most dominant and by summer the pink margins take front stage, accented by bold pink new growth. Tiny white, fragrant flowers appear all summer long complementing the interesting foliage show and drawing in pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds. Its continuous color and compact habit make it a great candidate for mass plantings, filling in a border or a foundation planting, and even for containers on balconies.

Why plant Tres Amigos™ abelia?

  • Constant color
  • Tough, easy-care plant
  • Compact habit

Additional information

Dimensions2 × 2 ft

6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color


Foliage Color

Green, Pink, Variegated, Yellow






Full Sun, Part Shade


Average, Well-drained

Bloom Time

Summer to Frost


Borders, Containers, Edging, Low Hedges, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland gardens


Alkaline soil, Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Deer resistant, Foliage interest, Fragrant, Heat tolerant, Semi-evergreen

Blooms On

New wood


Pepinieres Minier Minier Nurseries, Beaufort-en-Anjou, France

Plant Care

Light: Grows in full sun to part shade. It can grow in full shade, but foliage color will be a bit muddier and blooming will be limited.

Soil: Any average, well-drained soil will do.

Water: Average water needs. Established plants tolerate some drought, but flowering may decrease and foliage color fade if severely stressed.

Fertilizing: No special fertilizer needs. If desired, apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in late winter/early spring.

Pruning: Thanks to its neat, round habit, little pruning is required. If you wish, you may prune to shape in late winter/early spring. Funshine abelia blooms in summer on new wood.