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Abeliophyllum Genus

White forsythia

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.5
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Abeliophyllum genus (White forsythia). This genus consists of one species of deciduous shrub, which is usually grown for its winter flowers. The leaves are ovate, dark green and arranged in opposite pairs on the stem.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrants

Origin

Korea

Interest and use

Winter flowers, climbing.

Cultivation

It is fully hardy but in cold areas you will need to grow against a south or west facing wall. Grow Abeliophyllum in fertile well-drained soil with full sun. You will need to thin out the excess older shoots after flowering each year to encourage vigorous, young growth.

Propagation

Root softwood/greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trouble free.

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