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Rose Creek Abelia Linnaea x ‘Rose Creek’

Previously known as:

  • Abelia x grandiflora 'Rose Creek'
Description

Clusters of tubular-shaped, dainty white flowers cover this dwarf form of linnaeaa.  '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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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Linnaea
    Family:
    Caprifoliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    East Asia, Mexico
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    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 Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Mildly fragrant tubular white flowers with an exceptionally long bloom period May-September. Blooms on new wood so prune as needed. Rosy colored sepals surround petals.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Pink
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Glossy button like leaves emerge with a pink tinge and then develop into dark green. In the fall they are interesting shades of purple-green.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Crimson stem color. Significant stem damage can occur at temperatures less than 0 degrees F.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Erosion