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Abeliophyllum distichum

White forsythia

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to March
  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Spread1.2m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourWhite tinged with pink, with yellow anthers and centres
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Abeliophyllum distichum (White forsythia). This species is an open deciduous shrub with ovate, dark green leaves arranged in opposite pairs on the stems. Fragrant axillary racemes of white blooms tinged with pink, with yellow centres are borne from late winter to early spring.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Korea

Interest and use

Winter interest.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Grow 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

Softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trouble free.

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