ABELIA x grandiflora 'Rose Creek'
Plant Common Name
Glossy Abelia, Rose Creek Glossy Abelia
The extra-showy glossy abelia ‘Rose Creek’ is a densely foliated dwarf with clear white flowers subtended by rosy sepals. It is easy-to-grow, tough and pretty.
Glossy abelia is a dense, rounded shrub with arching branches. It is primarily grown for its masses of long-lasting flowers but also has nice foliage year-round. This hybrid of Abelia chinensis and Abelia uniflora is evergreen in warmer climates and semi-evergreen in its more northern hardiness zones.
Its small ovate leaves are glossy and dark green. In cold weather, the foliage develops attractive burgundy hues. Many small clusters of flowers cover the branch tips throughout the growing season but are heaviest early on. The white blooms are small, tubular, and fragrant, and each is subtended by five sepals of rose.
Abelia prefers sites with full to partial sun and acid to neutral, well-drained soil. It is surprisingly drought tolerant, especially when planted in partial sun, and takes well to pruning, though it has a beautiful natural habit. This popular landscape shrub has a neat appearance and works well in foundation plantings, mixed borders or mass plantings. It is deer resistant and its flowers attract bees and butterflies.
AHS Heat Zone
9 - 6
USDA Hardiness Zone
6 - 9
H1, H2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
2'-4' / 0.6m - 1.2m (3)
3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m (3)
Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter