Orange-red foliage of the barberry and fragrant red flowers atop semi-glossy green foliage from the sweetshrub set the tone for the color scheme and are a welcome color treat from late spring to fall. Easy-care and evergreen, Abelia 'Rose Creek' maintains a compact size and/or can be pruned to keep within bounds if it gets overly ambitious. Clumps of finely-textured bronze foliage make a weed-suppressing ground cover, from which gorgeous stems of the crape myrtle emerge and are topped by panicles of white bloom in mid to late summer.
7, 8, 9
Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Sun
Style: City and Courtyard, Contemporary, Modern, Northwest Eclectic
Focus: Color Theme, Contrasting Foliage and Texture, Foliage First, Front Yard Garden, Hell Strip, Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Low Maintenance, Mixed Border, Seasonal Flow, Small Space, Winter Interest, Textural Contrast
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Features: Color Theme, Contrasting Foliage and Texture, Contrasting Shape, Fabulous Foliage, Fall Color, Flower Fest, Foliage First, Front Yard, Frontyard, Hot Colors, Low Maintenance, Warm Colors, Winter Interest
Low Maintenance, Average Maintenance, Once-a-Year Care, Prune annually