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botanical name:
Abeliophyllum distichum
Abeliophyllum distichum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  White Forsythia
family:  Oleaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 1.50m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
description:
Unusual Korean shrub, slow growing with a twiggy rather untidy habit. Good display of white, scented flowers on the bare stems in early spring.

cultivation:
Performs best in areas with warm summers and cold winters. Best positioned against a south facing wall. Dislikes very alkaline soil.

Prune established plants after flowering. Old wood may be cut to the base to encourage new shoots.

propagation:
By cuttings or layering.

usage:
Most often trained as a wall shrub.

other notes:
pronounced: a-bee-lee-oh-FIL-um DIS-ti-kum
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