The Canyon Creek Abelia shrub is a compact bush perfect for small gardens or landscapes. It features lush, semi-evergreen foliage that is tinged with bronze color in the fall months and has graceful arching stems giving it an attractive look wherever it is planted!
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The Pink abelia shrub has rose-colored flowers that appear in the late spring and last through the fall growing season. The clusters of small pinkish-white flowers are tubular-shaped and will attract butterflies and bees to your garden. The lightly fragrant pink flowers will contrast nicely with the dark green leaves at the ends of the branches. Canyon Creek is noted as one of the heaviest blooming abelian varieties having blooms for multiple months at a time.
The yellow foliage will start to change colors as soon as the temperatures start to drop in early to late fall. Since it is semi-evergreen, it will lose some of the lower leaves in winter to prepare for spring growth. New growth will emerge lightly pink or bronzed and matures to yellow-green in summer. It is truly a plant for all seasons because in fall the foliage color will change back to copper hues with a rose tint.
We recommend planting this as a specimen plant, mass planting as an abelia hedge, or in a container. It will add a unique, distinguished look to any garden design. If you’re looking for plants to go along with your abelia, we’ve got you. The best canyon creek abelia companion plants include roses, holly, and spirea.
Canyon Creek Abelia Care
Grow this ornamental shrub across the United States in USDA growing zones 6-9. It prefers full sun to partial shade and grows best in moist, well-draining soils. It will not tolerate wet soil sites.
The mature size of the Abelia x grandiflora ‘Canyon Creek’ is up to 4-6 feet tall and wide. It has a moderate growth rate of 6 inches per year and will take several years to reach this size. This evergreen shrub will need the occasional maintenance or pruning to keep it looking neat and clean, as well as to determine your desired shape. Only prune after it has finished flowering in the fall to avoid cutting off any emerging blooms.
If being kept in a container, the plant will stay smaller and requires more frequent watering than in the yard or garden. This unique shrub is drought tolerant, deer resistant, and adapts to most soil types. For hedge plantings, space these plants at least 3-5 feet apart.
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Abelia grandiflora 'Canyon Creek'
- Small, compact growing habit
- Beautiful pink flowers
- Color changing foliage