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Abeliophyllum distichum

Common Name(s):
Korean abelia, White forsythia
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought tolerant; can be severely pruned every few years to reduce ragged appearance; not a specimen plant

Height:
3-5 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, smooth-edged, simple, medium green leaves; 2 to 3.5 in. long; purplish fall color
Flower:
White to lightly pink-tinted flowers in spring before leaves emerge; borne in axillary racemes; mildly fragrant; non-showy fruit; not as showy as other forsythias
Zones:
5 to 8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Multi-stemmed; rounded; arching branches; twiggy; can become ragged
Width:
3-4 ft.
Tags:
fragrance, white flowers, deciduous, drought tolerant, purple, fragrant, full sun, arching branches, partial shade, pink flowers, purple leaves, fragrant flowers, showy

NCCES plant id: 1398

Abeliophyllum distichum Abeliophyllum distichum
Distant Hills Gardens, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Abeliophyllum distichum Abeliophyllum distichum
Distant Hills Gardens, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Abeliophyllum distichum Abeliophyllum distichum
Yoko Nekonomania, CC BY - 2.0
Abeliophyllum distichum Leaves
Leonora Enking, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Abeliophyllum distichum Plant
Leonora Enking, CC-BY-SA-2.0