About Sweet Emotion
According to Laura G. Jull, Ph.D., UW-Madison, "Abelia mosanensis...[is]..Japanese beetle and deer resistant...."
About Abelia, Fragrant
From Latvia, this hardy deciduous shrub has pink flowers with fragrance better than a lilac, late May through mid-June. Glossy summer foliage turns orange-red in fall. Deer- and rabbit-resistant.