SWEET EMOTION®

Abelia

Abelia mosanensis

'SMNAMDS'

USPP 27,370; CBR 5937

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  • Improved selection
  • Exceptional fragrance
  • Very hardy
Description

This is not your typical abelia! It took us years to develop Sweet Emotion® fragrant abelia, but it was worth the wait. This improved version of the unique Abelia mosanensis shares its zone 4 hardiness but offers superior production, more colorful flowers, and an improved habit. Jasmine-scented blooms adorn the arching branches in mid-late spring - you simply must smell them to believe their fragrance. Glossy green foliage turns an attractive orange-red in autumn.

USDA Zone
4 - 8 (-30°F/-34.4°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
5 - 6'
Width
5 - 6'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
Pink
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Abelia are adaptable to a range of soil types and will tolerate periods of dry soil. Best growth is in moist, well-drained soils; benefits from mulch in the lansdcape.

Pruning

Sweet Emotion® abelia blooms on old wood in early spring - prune only immediately after blooming, if needed.

Uses

Outstanding choice for a specimen, hedge, or as a backdrop to a mixed planting.

Growing Tips

Larger and more upright than other abelias, Sweet Emotion should be given sufficient space to develop its graceful habit. For the longest bloom time, do not allow it to dry out in spring. Best fall color develops in sunnier sites.