ABELIOPHYLLUM distichum

Commonly known as White forsythia

Scented star-shaped flowers, white, flushed pink, produced on bare stems in February
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Opposite, oval, matt, dark-green leaves to 8cm (3in) often turning purple in autumn.
  • White
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft),
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Open, spreading shrub. Produces small, 4-petalled flowers in long, axillary racemes.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun

ABELIOPHYLLUM distichum

 
Available again FEBRUARY 2024 - fresh stock in late winter
£17.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again FEBRUARY 2024
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Can grow taller when trained against a wall.
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Korea.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Star-shaped
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Border
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    Pruning group 8
    Suitable for: Wall trained shrubs and less vigorous climbers.
    Action: For climbers 'spur prune' by cutting back 3-4 buds of the permanent framework. For wall trained shrubs cut back flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds of permanent framework.
    When: Annually after flowers if on previous year's growth, or in late Winter or Spring if on current year's growth.