Abeliophyllum distichum

White Forsythia

Plant Type:


Abeliophyllum distichum (ex: Joyce Fingerhut) - White Forsythia... not a Forsythia okay? Ach - the common names. This is the species of a fine multi-stemmed shrub. Fragrant “White Forsythia” with a dazzling display is so very welcome in the very early spring. It flowers about the same time in the circadian calendar as acual Forsythia. Its much smaller flowers are four-petaled which is another allusion to actual Forsythia. It is best to cut back after flowering for a tighter and more handsome plant; we generally cut ours back every couple of years. If not it will mound up to a wild shrub to 7 feet or more. Muted yellow to purple or purple-red foliage in most autumns. Site Abeiliophyllum distichum in full to part sun planted in average to fertile soil. Cutting grown.


5-7 ft


5-7 ft




(4b)5 to 8
What is my hardiness zone?
Item Description Price  
ABEDI Abeliophyllum distichum (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $28.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Abeliophyllum distichum

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Mostly Sunny
  • Shade Tolerant


  • Natural Garden
  • Shrub Border
  • Specimen
  • Filler
  • Hedge
  • Hedgerow

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Draining


  • Korea

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown