Abelia: Rose Creek Latin Name: abelia x grandiflora 'rose creek'
The Basics This evergreen shrub features arching branches with glossy foliage. Its clustered flowers bloom from early summer to fall and are lilac pink in color. Its larger growth habit reaches 4-6 feet tall(4-6 feet wide). Ideally used as a border or screen.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme Heat; Drought tolerant Soil Conditions: Prefers dry, well-drained soil with high organic matter content Cold Hardiness Zone: 6-9
The Care This low-maintenance evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. The first year of growth requires watering weekly. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Shear annually to maintain desired shape.