Rose Creek and Canyon Creek Abelias are seedling selections of Chinese Abelia, Abelia chinense. They were open-pollinated with other abelia cultivars, so their exact parentage is unknown. Rose Creek Abelia was selected for its low mounding growth habit, crimson stem color, fragrant white flowers, and exceptionally long bloom period (May to frost).
Rose Creek Abelia has evergreen leaves that emerge with a pinkish cast, turn lustrous dark green in summer, and then darken to purple-green in winter, giving the plant an ever-changing seasonal interest. Cluster after cluster of white, fragrant, tubular flowers about a half-inch long are borne throughout the growing season.