Package of 5 Plants
Plants are between 12-18″ in height.
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Abelia x grandiflora ‘Rosecreek’
Glossy Abelia is a hybrid Abelia produced by hybridising Abelia chinensis with Abelia uniflora. As a deciduous or semi-evergreen multi-stemmed shrub with rounded, spreading, and sometimes gracefully arching branches, Glossy Abelia produces flowers in clusters that are white, tinged pink, and bell-shaped. Blooming from late summer to well into the autumn, it is often used for blank cover, massing, or small privacy hedge screens further south. Glossy Abelia was first raised in 1886 at the Rovelli nursery at Pallanza (now Verbania), Italy. Oddly enough it can only be propagated by cutting. More planting instruction can also be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Leaves:||Leaves are opposite, simple, ovate, 1/2 to 2 inches long and half as wide, acute, rounded or cuneate at base, dentate, and lustrous dark green above turning to bronze-red in winter. Leaves tend to hold late into fall or early winter.|
|Size:||3 to 6 feet; usually at the low end of the range in northern areas|
|Hardiness:||Zone 6-9. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
|Habit:||Often a spreading, dense, rounded, multi-stemmed shrub with arching branches; in the north it is often killed back to the ground or snow line and quickly grows back into a rather dense small shrub; at times somewhat loose in outline.|
|Rate:||Medium to fast.|
|Flowers:||White-flushed pink, funnel-shaped, 3/4 inches long and wide, throat 5-lobed, slightly fragrant, 2 to 5 together in leafy panicles at end of lateral branches, 3/4 inch long sepals develop a purplish tinge and persist for months; May-June through frost; flowers on new growth of season; usually profuse, prolific flowering plant but does not produce an overwhelming display.|
|Diseases & Insects:||None serious but leaf spots, mildew and root rots have been reported.|
|Landscape Value:||Excellent for textural effects, handsome in flower, often used as a blank cover, mass or facing plant; used as a hedge in southern areas; combines well with broadleaf evergreens.|
|Soil Preference:||Easily grown, transplant balled and burlapped or from containers; prefers well-drained, moist, acid soil.|
|Care:||Water regularly after initial planting. Prune shape as desired in early Spring and Winter.|
|Fertilization:||Fertilize an area three times the canopy spread of the shrub 1 to 2 times a year with a 10-10-10 fertilizer. Only fertilize an established shrub.|
Terms & Conditions of Sale:
The plants are NOT in storage and are dug fresh on receipt of your order. When your order is received plants are collected as soon as the weather permits, this time-frame is normally within one week. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, We will advise you by phone.
For a quote on larger quantities, please call or email us. We ship via Priority Mail from zip-code 37111.
We do NOT ship West of the Rocky Mountains for retail orders, but we will consider shipping West of the Rocky Mountains for wholesale qualities. Please contact us for wholesale container, bare-root, and balled and burlap inquiries.
Refund Policy: At Boyd Nursery Company we strive to always provide quality plant stock in superb condition. We reserve the right to determine if the plant material was cared for properly after leaving our greenhouses. Over or under watering, exposure to adverse temperature swings and weather conditions, incorrect planting or improper cultural conditions will void any effort of refunding your plant purchase. Full or partial replacement or refund will be at the discretion of Boyd Nursery Company following examination of the plant material in question.
If you have questions prior to purchase or have uncertainties in maintenance and proper methods of care for the plant stock purchased, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately with any questions. By contacting us, we can work to rectify the situation before it becomes irreversible.