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ABELIOPHYLLUM distichum 'Roseum'

Commonly known as White forsythia

Uncommon pink form
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - opposite, oval, matt, dark green leaves to 8cm (3in) long, often turning purple in autumn.
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - pale pink
  • 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)
 

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