Abelia - Rose Creek / Size 1
Rose Creek Abelia

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Product Code: ABEROS1

Abelia x grandiflora 'Rose Creek'

Overall Description

A very compact, upright form of Abelia, Rose Creek has smaller rounded foliage - almost button like - and provides good numbers of small whitish colored trumpet shaped flowers in late spring. Blooms are fairly fragrant, and often persist in random numbers all through summer and into early fall in many areas.

Foliage has a reddish, rose colored tint when new.......maturing to a very attractive dark green color. Rose Creek is generally an evergreen shrub variety in warmer climates ( zones 7b thru zone 9 ), but will be more semi evergreen in locations towards the colder end of this shrub's hardiness range ( zones 6b - 7b ). Foliage will also take on a very interesting, and equally attractive, soft purplish green color during winter months - returning to the usual dark green with the onset of warmer temps in spring.

Rose Creek stays nice & compact, with very little need for trimming & shaping - but does respond well to any minor trimming that is desired. Its compact habit, and fairly small, manageable size makes it very useful for a wide variety of landscape uses. Common uses include: formal or informal hedge use, carefree low maintenance foundation plantings, container gardening, and also striking when planted in groups or as accents.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 2 - 3ft 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 :
Slow to moderate ( 6" - 8" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
6b - 9

--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 - dark green leaves are reddish tinted when new, and smaller, more rounded and buttonlike than most other Abelia cultivars. Winter foliage color is an attractive purplish green color.

--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 early to mid fall. Bloom color is white, with very pale occasional shades of pink appearing from time to time.

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

--Recommended Spacing :
2 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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