Canyon Creek Abelia Shrub

Canyon Creek Abelia Shrub

  • Small

  • compact growing habit

  • Beautiful pink flowers

  • Color changing foliage

Regular price $54.99

  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
  • Ships in 2-3 business days
  • Buy direct from the grower
  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

A Shrub for All Seasons - Colorful Foliage & Flowers Adds Multi Seasonal Interest!

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!

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.


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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Shipping information

Once your Canyon Creek Abelia Shrub order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!


Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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Botanical Name
Abelia grandiflora 'Canyon Creek'

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Flower Color

Foliage Color

Mature Width
4-6 ft

Mature Height
4-6 ft

Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

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