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Abelia x grandiflora 'Rose Creek'

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Linnaea x gradiflora 'Rose Creek'
Phonetic Spelling
a-BEE-lee-a gran-dee-FLO-ra
Description

'Rose Creek'  Glossy Abelia is a compact, low growing form that holds onto its leaves well into the winter.  Plant in the full sun to partial shade and prune for neatness in in the winter.  

Clusters of tubular-shaped, dainty white flowers cover this dwarf form of abelia.  'Rose Creek' was selected by the University of Georgia for its low-mounding growth habit, crimson stem color, mildly fragrant white flowers, and exceptionally long blooming period (May until frost).

Since its release in 2001, this shrub has excited gardeners and commercial growers with its landscape potential.  Growing 3 feet in height and 3 to 4 feet wide, this abelia can be used as a low hedge, foundation plant, and even in decorative outdoor containers.

This evergreen shrub has leaves that emerge in spring with a pinkish cast, turning a lustrous dark green in summer.  Wonderfully compact, 'Rose Creek' abelia will grow in full sun to partial shade.  Once established, it is very drought and erosion tolerant.  In cold winters it can be damaged to the ground but will regrow in the spring.

Insects Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No serious problems.

 

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#fragrant flowers#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#nectar plant#salt tolerant#low maintenance#winter interest#fall interest#mass planting#foundation planting#border planting#nectar plant summer#nectar plant spring#compact habit#fall color purple#wildlife friendly
 
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Tags:
#fragrant flowers#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#nectar plant#salt tolerant#low maintenance#winter interest#fall interest#mass planting#foundation planting#border planting#nectar plant summer#nectar plant spring#compact habit#fall color purple#wildlife friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Abelia
    Species:
    x grandiflora
    Family:
    Caprifoliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Mounding
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    3 feet-6 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Purple-green in winter
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Heat
    Pollution
    Salt