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

Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color

White

Foliage Color

Green

Height

5-6'

Width/Spread

5-6'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil

Average, Dry, Moist, Well-drained

Bloom Time

Spring

Uses

Borders, Foundations, Hedges, Specimen

Features

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

Blooms On

Old wood

Breeder

Tim Wood, Grand Haven, Michigan

SKU: 00578 Plant Type:

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.

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