Rose Creek Abelia
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Abelia x grandiflora ‘Rose Creek’
Rose Creek Abelia is a cultivated hybrid Abelia produced by crossing Abelia chinensis with Abelia uniflora. It was discovered in a Abelia chinensis study commenced in 1997 by the Center for Applied Nursery Research in Dearing, Georgia. Named after Rose Creek in Oconee County, the cultivar is a multi-stemmed compact shrub with rounded, spreading, and sometimes gracefully arching branches. Rose Creek Abelia produces flowers in clusters that are white, tinged pink, and bell-shaped, and has attractive dark green foliage. Blooming from late summer to late autumn, it is often used as bank cover, massing, or small foundational plants. It is evergreen in hardiness zones 7a-9b, but can be classified as deciduous in zone 6 during severe winters. More planting instruction can also be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Diseases & Insects|| |
None serious but leaf spots, mildew and root rots have been reported
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
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zone 6a – 9b *need help finding your hardiness zone?
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
2-3 feet tall at maturity with 3-4 foot spread
What am I buying?
We sell Rose Creek Abelia as rooted cuttings. Taken from Wikipedia, “a plant cutting is a piece of a plant that is used in horticulture for vegetative (asexual) propagation. A piece of the stem or root of the source plant is placed in a suitable medium such as moist soil. If the conditions are suitable, the plant piece will begin to grow as a new plant independent of the parent, a process known as striking.” Put more simply, a rooted cutting is a small clone of the specimen from which it was taken. As a genetically identical clone, the cutting shares all the characteristic traits and attributes of the cultivated variety. Our rooted cuttings are 3-6 months old and 4-12 inches in stem length above the soil line. They are clipped from our private stock plants and grown in root pruning trays at our temperature controlled greenhouse.
When are plants collected?
Once your order is placed, your plants will be collected as soon as the weather permits. This time-frame is normally within 3-7 days. During heavy order periods (April-May), this collection time can grow to 10-14 days.
How are plants shipped?
All shipments are mailed via USPS Priority Mail using PirateShip.com. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, we will contact you by phone and/or email. The day that your order is completed or partially shipped, you will receive an email containing your package tracking number. You can also find this updated information by logging into your account on our website.