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Sweet Emotion® Hardy abelia Abelia mosanensis

  • Hardy Zones
    • 4 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 60 - 72 Inches
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Sweet Emotion® Hardy abelia Abelia mosanensis
Part Sun to Sun 60 - 72

Features

When's the last time a plant has completely surprised you?

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: 

  • Delightful sweet jasmine fragrance when it blooms in spring
  • Super hardy: to USDA zone 4
  • Tolerates part shade; resists deer and rabbits.
Fragrant Flower
Fall Interest
Attracts: 
Butterflies
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
60 - 72 Inches
Spacing: 
60 - 84 Inches
Spread: 
60 - 72 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Flower Colors: 
White
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
Old Wood
Bloom Time: 
Late Spring
Hardiness Zones: 
4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Water Category: 
Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Specimen or Focal Point
Uses 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 PBRAF
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