Abeliophyllum distichum

Abeliophyllum distichum
  • BOTANICAL NAME: Abeliophyllum distichum
  • PRONUNCIATION: a-BEEL-i-o-FY-lum DIS-tick-um
  • COMMON NAME: White Forsythia
  • FAMILY: Oleaceae
  • NATIVITY: . Central Korea
  • GROWTH HABIT: Multi-stemmed (often straggly) small shrub
  • SIZE: 3 - 5'.
  • HARDINESS: Zone 5 - 8.
  • CULTURE: well drained soils, prefers full sun or very light shade
  • LANDSCAPE USE: provides early spring color, best if set off by dark green background
  • FOLIAGE opposite, simple 2-3.5 inches ovate to elliptic ovate
  • BUDS: imbricate, brown, small with 3 exposed scales, glaborous, form 45 degree angle with stem
  • BARK: smooth brown
  • FLOWER: 5/8 inch white or faintly tinged pink, 4 petaled and fragrant
  • FRUIT: two-celled compressed rounded capsules which is winged all the way around
  • PROPAGATION: softwood cuttings/seeds
  • PESTS: None serious
  • CULTIVARS: 'Roseum'

 

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