Abeliophyllum distichum

White Forsythia, Korean Abelialeaf

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth 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 panicle
Fruit - Two-celled compressed rounded capsule which is winged all around; similar to an elm fruit; not ornamental.
Leaf - Medium to dark green
Fall 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 background
Season 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 1924
Diseases and Insects - No serious problems
Strength -
Weakness - Can become overgrown if not pruned regularly

Plants of this taxon:
-not currently in our collection-

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.