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PlantFiles: Glossy Abelia
Abelia x grandiflora 'Rose Creek'

Family: Caprifoliaceae (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info) (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abelia (a-BEE-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: x grandiflora (gran-dih-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Rose Creek

6 vendors have this plant for sale.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Good Fall Color

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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4 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral coriaceous On Mar 13, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Here in Boston Z6a, Abelia x grandiflora is usually fully cane-hardy, and sometimes evergreen, but it is occasionally killed back to the ground after an exceptionally hard winter. However, it grows back quickly, like a buddleia, and blooms all summer as usual, as it blooms on new growth. This is an exceptionally long-blooming plant. After the white corolla falls, the dark red sepals remain ornamental and extend the floral display for months.

This is an exceptional landscape plant, not planted here nearly as often as it deserves. Tough and adaptable, it will tolerate some shade. The purple/red tones in the glossy foliage make it especially valuable.

'Rose Creek' is said to be the most floriferous and longest blooming cultivar of glossy abelia, and pics back this up.

Positive tacm On Jul 1, 2012, tacm from Mansfield, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a truly great shrub. It has a rich dark green color, a great texture to combine with many other plants and is very maintenance free.
I have several Rose Creek in part shade. Although they don't bloom much, they are very lush and healthy. Since i didn't buy them for the bloom, i'm happy. This spring I planted several in full sun and they look awful. I check the soil before I water, but they just look like they're burning up.
I love this plant, but don't think they appreciate full Texas sun.

Positive driverhndicp On Sep 29, 2010, driverhndicp from Kansas City, MO wrote:

I bought this shrub on sale around July 4th (2010) and planted it with a prayer. Just this week (Sept. 26) it has become completely covered in the most fragrant pale pink blossoms! It's in a sunny location, moist but well drained. Very compact little bush. Stunning!

Positive larry1948 On May 14, 2010, larry1948 from Winchester, KY wrote:

I bought a few from Arbor Day this year. They are very healthy so far and have a beautiful white bloom.

Positive gardengoddess1 On Jul 20, 2007, gardengoddess1 from Winter Park, FL wrote:

Mine has just started to bloom....its July 20th, so mabey yours is by now hopefully!

Neutral Mien On Jun 24, 2007, Mien from Germantown, MD wrote:

Planted last year in August in sunny location in Maryland.

Did survive winter, but so far has not shown any flowers.

Am I doing something wrong?

Wilhelmina Schendeler


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Dublin, California
Quincy, Florida
Valrico, Florida
Winter Park, Florida
Cordele, Georgia
Decatur, Georgia
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Germantown, Maryland
Kansas City, Missouri
North Augusta, South Carolina
Liberty Hill, Texas
Mansfield, Texas
Texarkana, Texas
Glen Allen, Virginia
Suffolk, Virginia

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