Abeliophyllum distichum is also known as the White Forsythia and is similar in appearance but with white flowers on bare stems. A useful addition to a border as it flowers early in late winter to early spring with creamy white fragrant flowers.
The flowers of this deciduous plant are often cut for indoor use. Blue-green foliage will turn to a nice purple in autumn. Drought tolerant, this is an excellent plant for early spring colour in the garden.
How to Grow White Forsythia
It needs humus-rich, well-drained, moist soil and a sunny position. Prune back old growth at the end of autumn or late winter to keep it happy and healthy. Mulch well to provide a cool root run.
Propagation is easy from cuttings taken in summer.
Landscaping uses for White Forsythia
Used as a filler in a border as a specimen plant and often used as a ‘fence cover’, where it is tied back against a fence and spread along wires, giving a wall of flowers. It will reach a 1.5m – 2m height against a fence with some support.
Abeliophyllum distichum is available for sale from the following nurseries
125 Palmer Rd Jindivick 3818
Open Thursday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
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