Rose Creek Abelia

Abelia x chinensis 'Rose Creek'

Lustrous leaves emerge with a pinkish cast on the crimson stems. Matures to dark green, then turns purple-green in winter. Small but fragrant white trumpet flowers bloom spring through summer. Small pink modified leaves at the base of each flower remain once the bloom fades. Excellent foundation plant for continuous seasonal change beneath windows. Add to mixed shrub borders or try as low hedge. Equally good in containers. Evergreen shrub. Full to partial sun. Fast growth 2 to 3 feet tall, 3 to 4 feet wide.
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6 - 9

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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationa-BEE-lee-uh chi-NEN-sis
Average Size at MaturityLow mounding shrub; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitArching
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureYear-round interest

Provide enriched, well-drained, acidic soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system. Once established, prefers regular water but tolerates dry spells, particularly in cooler regions. Protect in northern climates. Prune in late winter to early spring to shape, and apply a controlled-release fertilizer.

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