• Eventual height: 1.5m
  • Eventual spread: 2.5m

Abeliophyllum distichum

white forsythia

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7.5 litre pot £79.99
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This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow to average
  • Flowering period: February to March
  • Flower colour: (occasionally pink-tinged) white
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Masses of small, fragrant, star-shaped, occasionally pink-tinged white flowers in February and March followed by matt, dark green leaves. This delightful, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub is perfect for a sunny mixed border. To fully appreciate the sweetly scented flowers plant in fertile, well-drained soil close to a warm house wall or path. Team it with Daphne odora and Lonicera x purpusii 'Winter Beauty' for a wonderfully scented, early springtime border.

  • Garden care: Prune after flowering in spring, cutting back some of the old wood to a vigorous side shoot and then apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant. Once established, after flowering in spring cut back every second or third flowered shoot to the base.