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Rose Creek Abelia

Abelia x grandiflora 'Rose Creek'

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Rose Creek Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora 'Rose Creek') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Rose Creek Abelia flowers

Rose Creek Abelia flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Rose Creek Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora 'Rose Creek') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Rose Creek Abelia in bloom

Rose Creek Abelia in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Rose Creek Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora 'Rose Creek') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Rose Creek Abelia

Rose Creek Abelia

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6a


This attractive compact shrub produces dense, glossy green foliage that takes on burgundy-bronze hues in winter; tidy, mounded habit and fragrant white flowers with rose sepals make this shrub a welcome addition to smaller spaces in the garden

Ornamental Features

Rose Creek Abelia features dainty clusters of lightly-scented white tubular flowers with rose calyces at the ends of the branches from mid spring to early summer. It has attractive dark green foliage. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding burgundy in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Rose Creek Abelia is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds, bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Rose Creek Abelia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Rose Creek Abelia will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Rose Creek Abelia makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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