Abelia Sweet Emotion® Description
Your search for outstanding spring fragrance ends here! Sweet Emotion® abelia (Abelia mosanensis) is not your average spring flowering shrub: years in the making by the Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs team, it is a hardy abelia (survives cold climates – all the way down to USDA zone 4) with a dreamy jasmine fragrance in late spring, emanating from white and pink flower clusters. Butterflies flock to it!
Sweet Emotion fragrant abelia is a large shrub that’s perfect for creating a flowering hedge for privacy or screening, planting as an eye-catching specimen, or using in a perennial or fragrant plant garden.
This new shrub is definitely not your run-of-the-mill spring bloomer. If you’re looking for something a little different, something a little more special, you’ll love Sweet Emotion abelia!
Special Features: Attracts butterflies, Attracts hummingbirds, Shade tolerant, Deer resistant, Long blooming, Heat tolerant, Rabbit resistant
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- Botanical name:
Abelia mosanensis 'SMNAMDS'
- Common name:
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Sun exposure:
Full sun to part shade
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- Soil type:
Any average soil will do
- Soil moisture:
Dry to average
- Height x width:
5-6' tall and wide
- Flower color:
White and pink
- Foliage color:
Glossy dark green
- Season of Interest:
Specimen, Hedge, Landscaping, Foundation Planting
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Soil: Any average soil will do; avoid extreme wet or dry conditions.
Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part shade (4-6 hours/day)
Water: Moderate moisture; tolerates dry conditions once established, but flowering is best when not stressed
Space: 6' apart
Fertilizing: Seldom needed; apply a granular garden or rose fertilizer in early spring if desired
Winterizing: A 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch is recommended. In colder areas, site away from strong winds.
Maintenance: Sweet Emotion abelia blooms on old wood, so should only be pruned after blooming. Pruning is not strictly required, however, for the plant to have an appealing shape.
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