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Abelia x chinensis 'Rose Creek'
Lustrous leaves with a pinkish cast develop on crimson stems, mature to dark green and transform to a wonderful combination of purple and green in winter. Showy clusters of small, fragrant, white flowers emerge from rosy pink sepals in summer. Its compact size makes an excellent foundation, container or low hedge plant. Evergreen.
6 - 9

Light Needs Full sun, Partial sunWater Needs Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

Botanical Pronunciation a-BEE-lee-uh chi-NEN-sis
Average Size at Maturity Low mounding shrub; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom Time Spring
Deciduous/ Evergreen Evergreen
Flower Attribute Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Dark Green
Garden Style Cottage, Rustic
Growth Habit Arching
Growth Rate Moderate
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Urban Garden
Light Needs Full sun, Partial sun
Soil Needs Tree & Shrub Food
Special Feature Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water Needs Moderate
Watering Needs Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

Provide enriched, well-drained, acidic soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system. Once established, prefers regular water but tolerates dry spells, particularly in cooler regions. Protect in northern climates. Prune in late winter to early spring to shape, and apply a controlled-release fertilizer.

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