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Korean White Forsythia

Korean White Forsythia

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White forsythia is a nice alternative to the famous golden yellow forsythia by bringing a touch of creamy white to your garden, balcony or terrace.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Abeliophyllum distichum
Family : Oleacées
Type: Shrub

Height: 1 to 2 m
: Sunny and partial shade
: Ordinary, not too chalky

Foliage : Expired -Flowering: March April

Although bearing the same name as the yellow forsythia, they are not the same species.

Planting white forsythia

It is recommended to plant this shrub from the beginning of theautumn or to spring but avoiding at all costs periods of frost or extreme heat.

  • Korean white forsythia likes sunny or partially shaded situations
  • It tolerates shade but flowers less than if it is in the sun

Even if it is renowned for its hardiness (it resists in France the coldest temperatures ...), rooting will be favored and therefore optimized recovery.

  • Find our advice for to plant a shrub well.

We can also cultivate the white forsythia in pot, on a terrace or balcony, provided that you plan to repot every 2 or 3 years.

  • When planting in pots, prefer a potting soil for shrub or for flowering plants.

Pruning and caring for white forsythia

Korean white forsythia really isn't pruning shy and even deserves annual pruning in March to bloom better year after year.

Fold it down as much as you want, maintaining an advantageous shape.

  • Find all our advice on shrub pruning

All you need to know about white forsythia

Native to Korea, white forsythia offers magnificent blooms in late winter or early spring, around February-March.

The scent of its flowers is reminiscent of almonds, and it particularly appeals to bees who like to forage on them.

The lifespan of its flowers is relatively short but it will be widely noticed and will brighten up your magnificent gardens in preview ...

Its small size makes it an ideal shrub for building low hedges.

The white Forsythia is often found isolated but also in groups, in beds or in flowered hedges.

Tip about white forsythia

In winter, you can mulch the foot of white forsythia to protect the roots from the cold, prevent weed growth and provide the soil with the organic matter it needs.

It is also a way to promote earlier flowering.

To read also:

  • Create a flowering hedge
  • The size of the shrubs

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