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Abelia Sweet Emotion®
ENLARGE IMAGE Beautifully fragrant and very unique!

Abelia Sweet Emotion®

Rare yet easy to grow, this fragrant abelia is truly something special.
ZONE 4,5,6,7,8
As low as $14.99
  • Magical jasmine-like fragrance in spring
  • White and pink flowers attract lots of butterflies
  • Adaptable to various soil and light conditions
  • Very resistant to deer
  • Cold and heat tolerant
  • Ship size: Starter Quart
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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

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Abelia mosanensis 'SMNAMDS'
  • Common name:
    Fragrant abelia
  • Zone:
    4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Sun exposure:
    Full sun to part shade
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    Starter quart
  • 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:
  • Uses:
    Specimen, Hedge, Landscaping, Foundation Planting
  • Patent:
    USPP 27,370
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI



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.