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Sweet Emotion® Abelia

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8
  • Height 5-6 Feet Tall
  • Spread 5-6 Feet Wide
  • Light Requirement is Part Sun to Sun

Going where no Abelia has gone before! The Sweet Emotion Abelia is certainly one that will surprise you. This plant is the first abelia to survive in colder climates and is also the most fragrant abelia available. Its pink and white flowers appear in the spring. It has orange foliage in the fall. This shade tolerant Abelia will bring life to your yard by attracting pollinators with its sweet jasmine scent!

Foliage begins as green and changing over to a bright orange in the fall. Bloom season, beginning in the late spring, produces pink and white blooms that have a mesmerizing fragrance. This Abelia has a height of 60” to 72” inches and reaches a spread of 60” to 72” inches. Its growth habit is upright, making it a perfect focal point in any landscape. Plant as a border plant, in a container as a thriller, or use for mass planting.

Sweet Emotion Abelia Care

Being shade tolerant, you can plant this Abelia in part shade to full sun. The Sweet Emotion Abelia prefers moist and well drained soil. It has average water needs and is adaptable to all soils. Prune only to shape directly after flowering is done for the season. Fertilizer should be controlled release and applied early in the spring for best results.

Sweet Emotion Abelia Spacing

When spacing your Sweet Emotion Abelia be sure to space at minimum 60” inches, center on center. When planting in proximity it is imperative to give your plant room to grow and develop a strong root system. This is especially true when using for mass planting and border planting.

Interesting Fact(s) - Abelia is related to honeysuckles and viburnum, two other plants that are often prized for their fragrant blossoms.

Abelia mosanensis 'SMNAMDS' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-8
Flower Color(s): Pink, White
Bloom Period: Late Spring
Foliage Color(s): Green
Exposure: Part Sun to Sun
Height: 5-6 Feet
Spread: 5-6 Feet
Spacing: 5-7 Feet
Habit: Upright
Blooms On: Old Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Abelia mosanensis 'SMNAMDS' USPP 27,370
Common Name: Sweet Emotion® Abelia
Brand: Proven Winners®

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 7-10 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Winter to Early Spring

  • Is it warm enough to plant in the customer’s growing zone?
  • What areas does the plant has to travel through from our nursery to your home?
  • Is the plant at the nursery ready to ship.
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  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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Fall into Winter

  • We’ll ship all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Sweet Emotion® Abelia Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Jackie Ringoen on May 22nd 2020

    Wonderful plants healthy and happy