Abelia Sweet Emotion®

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A Super Hardy Abelia
Pink buds open to a blush white in spring perfuming the air with a sweet jasmine scent. At the top of our must-have list with its elegant habit, attractive seed heads and orange fall foliage. This beauty will tug at your heart! The appeal doesn’t stop with Abelia Sweet Emotion’s hardiness, fragrance and foliage. This lovely shrub is not favored by deer or rabbits. Butterflies, hummingbirds and other beneficial pollinators provide a spectacular show as they hover among the trumpet-shaped blooms.

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Patent PP27,370 'SMNAMDS'

Plant Type Shrubs

Species mosanensis

Height Tall 5-6'

Spacing Plant 5-7' apart

Bloom Time Late Spring to Early Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny

Zones 4-8

Soil Type Normal

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Product

Proven Winners

These varieties have been proven in trials around the world to be vigorous and easy to grow. Best of all, Proven Winners are known to be absolutely covered with vibrant, long-blooming flowers.

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Fragrant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming
  • Rabbit Resistant

Planting Sites

  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Good for Hedge

Abelia General Information

Abelia are colorful, fragrant deciduous shrubs with loose upright-arching stems. Trumpet-shaped flowers adorn glossy foliage. Attracts butterflies. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Abelia Plant Care

Abelia flower best in full sun. Easy growing, low-maintenance with limited pruning. If desired, begin pruning in its third growing season to maintain size and shape. Trimming or shaping should be done promptly after flowering. Abelia may also benefit from a hard shearing every couple of years to keep a neat appearance. Blooms on old wood.