Here’s a plant to get excited about! Rose Creek Abelia blooms its head off all summer and is super easy to care for. The first thing to love is its size. This compact shrub grows just 3-4′ tall and wide. You’ll never need to prune it! And it grows well in full-sun to partial-shade, so it’s at home almost anywhere. It’s small enough to tuck into empty spaces in the garden or it can be used as the perfect low-hedge.
Next, you’ll love its gorgeous foliage. In the spring the new growth is pinkish in color and the stems are crimson-red, which gives the whole plant a pink glow. The leaves turn a glossy dark-green that looks fresh and vibrant all summer. The leaves turn an amazing shade of burgundy-bronze in the fall. Abelia is considered a semi-evergreen, which means it will keep its leaves during the winter if it is planted in a protected spot and if the winter isn’t too harsh.
We’ve left the best feature for last: non-stop flowering all summer long! Clusters of tiny, trumpet-shaped, white flowers cover the plant throughout the summer. The sweetly-fragrant flowers are loved by hummingbirds and butterflies as well as other pollinators.
Try planting Rose Creek in perennial gardens so that there is always something interesting happening. Or what about planting one at the mailbox or near a lamppost? White flowers can be seen at night, so planting several abelia to deck or patio plantings adds some moonlight romance to evening get-togethers.