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Sweet Emotion® Hardy abelia Abelia mosanensis

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Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Fall
Mature Size
72" 72"
Height
60 - 72"
Spread
60 - 72"

This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 8

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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    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

    Plant Type: 
    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
    Light Requirement: 
    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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