White Forsythia, Korean Abelialeaf
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - Slow to fast, will vary depending on situation.Mature Height - 3-5’Mature Width - 3-4’Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Perfect, white or faintly tinged pink, 4-petaled, 0.375 to 0.625” across, fragrant, borne in 0.5 to 1.5” long auxiliary racemes in March-April before the leaves; entire inflorescence occurs at end of shoots and would be classified as a racemose panicleFruit - Two-celled compressed rounded capsule which is winged all around; similar to an elm fruit; not ornamental.Leaf - Medium to dark greenFall Color - No significant change in fall although muted yellow-brown to mute purple have developed on occasion.Bark - Other Features - Possible Use - Early spring color, companion to forsythia; best if set off by a dark green backgroundSeason Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Easily transplanted; proper sitting is important; prefers well drained organic soil; renew frequently by heavy pruning immediately after flowering; Zone (4)5-8; Full sun to part shade; pH adaptable,Native Habitat - Central Korea. Introduced 1924Diseases and Insects - No serious problemsStrength - Weakness - Can become overgrown if not pruned regularlyPlants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name White Forsythia.- Other plants of the family Oleaceae.- Other plants of the genus Abeliophyllum.- Other plants of the species Abeliophyllum distichum.