Abeliophyllum blooms

Abeliophyllum distichum

White Forsythia

Abeliophyllum distichum

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Abeliophyllum blooms
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Good fall color

This plant resembles a forsythia in its bloom time and shape, but flowers are white instead of yellow, and delightfully fragrant. It is also smaller than most forsythia varieties, and has brilliant red fall foliage.

USDA Zone 4 - 9 (-30°F/-34.4°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 3 - 5'

Width 5 - 7'

Finish Time 1.5 seasons

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Early spring

Flower Color White

Foliage Color Green

Soil Not particularly finicky about soil; plant in any well-drained site.

Pruning Prune hard after flowering.

Uses Specimen, mixed plantings, hedge. Site strategically so its early season fragrance can be enjoyed.

Growing Tips For the best habit, yearly pruning and fertilizing are recommended.