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Abelia mosanensis

Fragrant Abelia

Plant Type:


​Abelia mosanensis - The Fragrant Abelia decorates itself with pale pink to white corymbs from pink buds in spring emitting a deliciously sweet scent over simple, clean green leaves. Foliage turns a respectable red in the autumn garden. This is an easy care and low maintenance shrub, attractive all through the growing season used as a low informal hedge or in a mix of shrubs/trees in a garden or a hedgerow. It can be pruned and tidied after flowering every 2 to 3 years to keep it fuller and denser. Plant in any reasonably good garden soil in plenty of sun. Found in Latvia... you know it's hardy! Cutting grown.


5-6 ft


5-6 ft


Medium Pink, White

Characteristics and Attributes for Abelia mosanensis

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Hummingbirds
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Border
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Shrub Border
  • Fragrant
  • Hedge
  • Massing
  • Hedgerow

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Draining
  • Fertile
  • Adaptable


  • Europe

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown