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Abeliophyllum distichum

White Forsythia

Not a true forsythia, although it resembles one in most respects. They are one of the first shrubs to flower in the spring. White, fragrant flowers open from purple buds.

  • »  Fragrant white flowers with purple throats
  • »  One of the first shrubs to flower in spring
  • »  Bloom Time: spring

  • Category:Shrubs
  • Hardiness Zone:4
  • Height:150-175 cm
  • Spread:125-150 cm
  • Bloom Color: White

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers full sun but tolerates light shade. Tolerates some drought but not wet conditions. Prune immediately after bloom because flower buds for the following year will form on the current year's growth.

Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture
Moist to Average
Growth Rate
Flowering Time
Early Spring
Foliage Color
Green (dark)
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Additional Information about Abeliophyllum distichum

Not a true forsythia, but resembles one in most respects.


Growing & Maintenance Tips for Abeliophyllum distichum

Grows best in a well-drained soil. Prune hard soon after flowering to maintain shape and promote flower bud development.