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Rose Creek Abelia

Rose Creek Abelia is a small shrub with lustrous dark green leaves and fragrant white flowers. At each flower base, small pink leaves form that set the flowers off nicely.

The pink leaves remain long after the blossom has faded. This evergreen shrub looks great all year long and this little shrub quickly grows to full size, filling in its space in the garden nicely. The growth habit is nice and dense, forming a nice mounded shape. The flowers will keep appearing until frost.

This plant gives you a wonderful look with very little maintenance and fuss. It is adaptable and beautiful as well as easy to grow.

Landscaping Ideas For The Rose Creek

Rose Creek Abelia is perfect for foundation plantings or mass plantings around the yard. They look lovely next to a fence or as a specimen plant.

This shrub is small enough that you can plant them in containers around your deck or patio for a beautiful look. Add this decorative plant to any mixed border for a wonderful combination.

This is a terrific plant if you have deer problems. They don't like to eat this shrub, so you can enjoy both the deer and the flowers. Keep the shrub somewhere you can enjoy the fragrance of the flowers.

It also attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. This shrub has a place in everyone's garden somewhere. Its compact habit allows it to fit neatly into any corner that may be available.

Care And Planting Tips

Rose Creek Abelia is easy to grow. Plant it in moist, well drained soil and water it frequently until it is well established. Once established, this abelia is drought tolerant. Shearing can be done in late winter to keep the plant neat and tidy.

Feed the plant in the early spring before new growth begins. This plant is fairly maintenance free.

For the best results, plant it in full sun or partial shade. The red stems and burgundy tinges on the leaves will look best if it gets enough light. This hardy shrub will give you many years of enjoyment in the garden.

Abelia Information

  • Scientific Name: Abelia x 'Rose Creek'

  • Best Soil: Moist, well drained soil

  • Light: Full sun or partial shade

  • Growth Rate: Fast

  • Foilage: Dark green

  • Fall Color: Purple-green

  • Bloom: White fragrant flowers from spring through summer

  • Mature Size and Shape: Grows to 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide in a low mound

  • Hardiness Zone: 6 to 9

  • Plant Spacing: Plant 2 feet apart in a mixed border

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