Genus: White forsythia

Abeliophyllum

Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Aitken
White forsythia (Abeliophyllum)
ah-bee-lee-oh-FIL-lum
Oleaceae
This genus has only one species, A. distichum . It is a deciduous shrub related to Forsythia and native to Korean hillsides. It has dark green leaves and four-petaled, fragrant white flowers borne in late winter or early spring. It forms an open, spreading shrub to 5 feet high and wide, and is nice in a border or trained against a wall.
Noteworthy characteristics:  Fragrant flowers in late winter or early spring. Can be trained against a sunny wall.
Care:  Grow in full sun and fertile, well-drained soil.
Propagation: 

Layer, or root greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Problems: 

Infrequent.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Abeliophyllum

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White forsythia
Abeliophyllum distichum