Sweet Emotion abelia has fragrant pink flowers and glossy green foliage.
Sweet Emotion abelia blooms in late spring.
A cluster of fragrant white and pink flowers on Sweet Emotion abelia.
The flowers of Abelia mosanensis and Sweet Emotion abelia side by side.

Sweet Emotion® Abelia

Make spring even sweeter with Sweet Emotion abelia! It’s not like any other abelia: hardy to USDA zone 4, with mid-spring flowers that give off the most intoxicating jasmine scent. Deep pink buds open to reveal white and pink flowers. They attract butterflies and make a very nice cut flower. In autumn, foliage turns a nice orange color. Grow this very special abelia as a hedge or specimen, or include it in your flower garden.

Why grow Sweet Emotion abelia?

  • Hardy and heat tolerant: thrives in USDA zone 4 through 8
  • Mid-late spring blooms have a powerful jasmine-like fragrance
  • Deer resistant and durable

Additional information

Dimensions5 × 5 ft
Botanical Name

<i>Abelia mosanensis</i> 'SMNAMDS' #27370, cbr#5937


4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Shade


Average, Dry, Moist, Well-drained

Bloom Time



Borders, Foundations, Hedges, Specimen


Alkaline soil, Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Cut flower, Deer resistant, Fragrant

Blooms On

Old wood


Tim Wood, Grand Haven, Michigan

Plant Care

Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) is best, but can grow and bloom well in part sun (4-6 hrs sun/day).

Soil: Any average, well-drained soil will do.

Water: Average water needs. Some drought tolerance once established, but if it gets very dry during its bloom time, flowering will be compromised.

Fertilizing: Nothing special required. One application of a granular fertilizer formulated for shrubs is sufficient.

Pruning: Little needed; if desired, prune to shape immediately after flowering.