ABELIOPHYLLUM distichum 'Roseum'

Commonly known as White forsythia

Uncommon pink form
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ABELIOPHYLLUM distichum 'Roseum'

 
  • 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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