Rose Creek Abelia

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Compact Evergreen Shrub with Year-Round Appeal

  • Decorative Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Flowers Have Bi-color Effect
  • Fragrant White Flowers
  • Long Bloom Period
  • Deer Resistant
  • New Foliage Has Pink Hues
  • Red Stems
  • Pollinator Friendly
  • Winter Color
  • Low-Maintenance
  • Glossy Leaves

Rose Creek Abelia, (Abelia x chinensis 'Rose Creek'), is a decorative, broadleaf evergreen shrub. Your Rose Creek Abelia will astound you right from the start!

New foliage in early spring emerges with a delightfully pink tint that soon transitions to a vibrant green. The contrast against the red stems is amazing, drawing the eye to the glossy, evergreen foliage. As spring merges into summer, 1/2-inch long tubular flowers appear.

Blooms emerge from mauvy-pink sepals that look like stars! Each bloom emerges pure-white and gives the shrub a lovely two-tone effect. As if that isn't enough, these darling flowers are fragrant too!

Butterflies and hummingbirds are particularly fond of Rose Creek Abelia's blossoms and will veritably flock to its impressive display.

As if this remarkable parade of decorative color and form weren't enough, your Rose Creek Abelia will continue its ornamental show in autumn when its evergreen foliage takes on a soft, purple hue for the cold winter months.

How to Use Rose Creek Abelia In The Landscape

Rose Creek Abelia is a beloved shrub among gardeners in warmer growing zones! This popular variety is the most compact of the choices available, so you can fit one in just about anywhere. The mounding, gracefully arching stems provide a clean and ornamental appearance year-round!

Plant these along your walkway for a gorgeous, low-growing hedge. Their evergreen presence in your garden beds and as a wonderful foundation plant will provide four-seasons of interest.

That four-season look really shines as much as the foliage does when planted en mass and long rows. The curb-appeal of these beauties is truly breathtaking, fitting into both formal and informal settings with ease!

Rose Creek Abelia's dark-green leaves look wonderful as a specimen plant and a colorful accent. Place a few in containers on your patio for a warm welcome to guests, or even plant just one as a lovely accent that stays green in winter, for your perennial beds and borders.

The possibilities are endless!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Rose Creek Abelia does best in full sun and even part shade without losing its colorful presence in the landscape. Rose Creek Abelia is drought hardy once established, and even your deer will tend to pass it by.

Abelia is adaptable to a variety of well-draining soils and very easy to care for. Thriving best in slightly acidic soils, these shrubs are not heavy on watering needs. Water well through their first year as they established and after that Rose Creek is pretty tough.

It doesn't even require pruning to maintain its naturally-lovely form, but trimming spent blossoms will certainly encourage a more prolific, floral show. Prune in late winter is best.

Overall, it's simply a wonderful, low-maintenance shrub with a lot of color and fragrance! Don't miss out on this amazing ornamental shrub and the years of beauty and enjoyment it has to offer. Order your Rose Creek Abelia from Nature Hills today and add year-round appeal to your landscape!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Rose Creek Abelia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Abelia x grandiflora 'Rose Creek'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes