Abelia grandiflora 'Rose Creek'

Rose Creek Abelia

Evergreen Shrub

"Compact and very flowery this form of the dependable Abelia fits into smaller areas and perfumes the late summer autumn gardens with masses of small white flowers. To just 3' x 3' in 7 years for full sun to light shade and most soils. Drought adapted when established it will also accept regular summer irrigation. Slow growing and cold hardy evergreen. Following the massive bloom the calyx of each flower remains and turns madder red. A second season of showiness." --Courtesy Xera Plants

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Average, Occasional, Regular / Even


Size: 24 - 36 tall x 30 - 48 wide
Shape / Form: Compact, Rounded
Foliage Texture: Fine

Features: Attractive Foliage, Dwarf / Compact Plant, Fragrant

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: White
Bloom Season: Spring, Summer, Apr, May
Flower Shape: Trumpet / Tubular

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation, Beds and Borders, Erosion Control, Hedges and Screens
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Deer Resistant
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Plant Behavior: Slow Growing
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos

Foliage-driven Garden Plan with Abundant Summer Flowers

Focus: Efficient Use of Space, Mixed Border
Exposure: Filtered Sun, Full Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade, Part Shade
Zone: 7, 8

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Low-Maintenance, High-Interest Garden Plan

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun
Zone: 6, 7, 8

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Garden Plan for a Sunny Site

Focus: Color Theme, Curb Appeal, Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Small Space
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun
Zone: 7, 8, 9

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