Easy maintenance, flowers are lovely but after 4 years, I don’t detect any aroma. Planted in full sun. 5’ tall after 4 years. I love it - wished the blooms would last longer.
Sweet Emotion® Hardy abelia Abelia mosanensis
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Sweet Emotion abelia is just the shrub to kickstart your heart - and your landscape. It's the hardiest abelia yet, growing where no abelia could grow before: in chilly USDA zone 4. It's also the most fragrant of any abelia, with white and pink spring blooms that perfume the air with the scent of jasmine. Add in its elegant habit, attractive seed heads, and orange fall foliage and you have the perfect shrub to showcase your good taste.
Top three reasons to grow Sweet Emotion abelia:
Fragrant FlowerFall InterestAttracts:ButterfliesResists:Deer
- Delightful sweet jasmine fragrance when it blooms in spring
- Super hardy: to USDA zone 4
- Tolerates part shade; resists deer and rabbits.
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:60 - 72 InchesSpacing:60 - 84 InchesSpread:60 - 72 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:LandscapeUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
An unusual addition to shrub or mixed borders, this is a delightful plant to place where its spicy-sweet fragrance can me enjoyed in late May.Maintenance Notes:
Best in moist, well-drained soils. Prune to shape immediately after flowering. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in early spring.Fun Facts:
Abelia is related to honeysuckles and viburnum, two other plants that are often prized for their fragrant blossoms.Sweet Emotion® Abelia mosanensis 'SMNAMDS' USPP 27,370, Can 5,937
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Dianne, Massachusetts, United States, 1 day ago
Second year there were almost no flowers, but the third year, it is full of blossom. Has survived the winter in a cold zone 5, and I am pleased with it. Deer do not seem interested in the mature leaves, bit I still protect it as insurance, when the leaves first sprout.NICOLA M, Michigan, United States, 51 weeks ago
One of the best plant in my garden.Avin, Pennsylvania, United States, 3 years ago