Abelia are tough, semi-evergreen, flowering shrubs that that work wonderfully as foundation plants. They bloom in the spring and keep their leaves year-round so you'll always have something to show with them! Abelia thrive in the sun, and need well drained soil. Abelia Canyon Creek has coppery-pink new foliage that changes to a soft yellow ending the season as green. It's fragrant white flowers attract butterflies all summer.