ABELIOPHYLLUM distichum

Commonly known as White forsythia

Scented star-shaped flowers, white, flushed pink, produced on bare stems in February
Further Reading....

ABELIOPHYLLUM distichum

 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • 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.

    RHS group 12 & 13
    if wall-trained
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
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1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft),
 

Buy Varieties of ABELIOPHYLLUM distichum

ABELIOPHYLLUM distichum 'Roseum'

ABELIOPHYLLUM distichum 'Roseum'

White forsythia

Uncommon pink form

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£18.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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