Abelia - Canyon Creek / Size 1
Canyon Creek Abelia

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*Average Plant Shipping Size: 6" - 9" tall / Quart size rootball

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Our Price: $6.50

Product Code: ABECAN1

Abelia x grandiflora 'Canyon Creek'

Overall Description

Canyon Creek Abelia is a yellow foliaged abelia variety with copper colored new growth. New growth matures into a light lime green color as the season goes along - with winter color being a coppery color with rose / pink highlights. Excellent seasonal interest as a result of the numerous foliage colors in different seasons.

Bell / trumpet shaped blooms are light pink & white in color, and are seen starting in early summer all the way through to mid to late fall in most areas. Blooms have a light, but very noticeable fragrance....and are highly regarded by both hummingbirds and butterflies. Canyon Creek is known to be one of the heaviest blooming Abelia varieties in the market - loaded with blooms all season long!

Growth habit is rounded, shrublike and very compact in nature. Will eventually reach a mature size of about 3 feet tall, and equally as wide if left to grow naturally. Abelia is most commonly given a yearly trimming / pruning in early to mid spring if a certain size or shape is desired. Can be maintained at virtually any height & width through trimming, and responds very, very well to such trimmings & shapings........making Canyon Creek Abelia a great choice for a wide variety of landscape uses. Commonly used as a colorful flowering hedge, foreground & foundation plantings, and looks especially nice when neatly trimmed and planted around the base of larger trees such as Crape Myrtle, Holly, or similar species.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : up to 3 - 3 1/2 ft if left to grow naturally ( can be trimmed to any height )

--Mature Width : 3 - 3 1/2 ft if left to grow naturally ( can be maintained at just about any width )

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 10" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
6 - 9 ( may experience some leaf loss during the winter in zone 6 locations )

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun - best color displayed in full sun

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly acidic - well drained. Mulching is strongly recommended with most all Abelia varieties to help hold in soil moisture for a good strong root system - especially for the first year or so until well established.

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen to semi evergreen - nice smaller sized leaves are widest at the base, and taper nicely to a point. Newest growth is coppery orange color, changing to a nice bright lime green color with maturity.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers - blooms are bell / trumpet shaped and somewhat similar in shape to Weigela blooms, but approximately half the size. Blooms begin to appear in late spring / early summer, and persist all the way through until mid fall. Flower color ranges from a light pink to white, with different shades frequently appearing at the same time.

--Diseases / Insects :
No serious pests or disease problems noted with this plant. Possible branch dieback, and leaf loss has been observed in some zone 6 areas if winter temps drop below zero degrees.

--Recommended Spacing :
2 - 3 ft apart recommended for hedge planting - otherwise, will depend on the intended use of the plant.

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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