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Canyon Creek Abelia

Abelia x grandiflora 'Canyon Creek'

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Canyon Creek Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora 'Canyon Creek') at Calloway's Nursery

Abelia x grandiflora 'Canyon Creek' flowers

Abelia x grandiflora 'Canyon Creek' flowers

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Canyon Creek Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora 'Canyon Creek') at Calloway's Nursery

Abelia x grandiflora 'Canyon Creek' in bloom

Abelia x grandiflora 'Canyon Creek' in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6

Description:

This compact shrub has glossy dark green leaves that are tinged with bronze, with a dazzling bronze-rose fall color; tidy, mounded habit and tubular pinkish-white flowers make this shrub a welcome addition to smaller spaces

Ornamental Features

Canyon Creek Abelia features dainty clusters of lightly-scented white tubular flowers with shell pink overtones at the ends of the branches from early summer to mid fall, which emerge from distinctive rose flower buds. It has attractive dark green foliage with light green veins and tinges of coppery-bronze which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding rose in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Canyon Creek Abelia is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds, bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Canyon Creek Abelia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Canyon Creek Abelia will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Canyon Creek Abelia makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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