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Abeliophyllum distichum White Forsythia
Abeliophyllum distichum White Forsythia adds a beautiful fresh feeling to spring. These elegant white plants are the great harbingers of spring, and reliably open the gardening season each year. Use this as a wonderful white entry to your mixed border and mass planting.
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|3 Gallon Pot||$64.95||
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Abeliophyllum distichum White Forsythia is completely covered in large bright white flowers in early spring. Abeliophyllum distichum is an upright round shrub with slightly arching branches. Often called White forsythia due to it flowering at the exact time of the year that the more common yellow forsythia.
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Abeliophyllum distichum Plants
Abeliophyllum distichum white Forsythia is completely covered in large bright white flowers in early spring. It is one of the great harbingers of spring, and reliably opens the gardening season each year. Abeliophyllum distichum is an upright round shrub with slightly arching branches. Often called White forsythia due to it flowering at the exact time of the year that the more common yellow forsythia.
|Growing Zone:||5 - 8|
|Mature Height:||3 to 5 feet|
|Mature Width:||3 to 4 Feet|
|Classification:||Broad Leaved deciduous shrub, Late Spring to Summer flowering|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to part sun|
|Habit:||Upright, spreading, densely branched|
|Pruning Season:||Late spring after flowering, promotes increased branching..|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirement:||water well until established.|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting. Provides nectar sources for pollinators. Great winter interest due to the peeling bark|
How to Care for Abeliophyllum distichum White Forsythia
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Abeliophyllum distichum plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Spring Glory Forsythia to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occuring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success. Watering Abeliophyllum distichum: After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Spring Glory Forsythia a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. Gator bag Jr. can be used to help aid in this process and also provide plants with a good soaking due to the slow release of the water into the root-zone of the plant. Soaker Hoses can also be used to water when planting a long hedge.
How to plant Abeliophyllum distichum White Forsythia?
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Abeliophyllum distichum plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system . Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because these products will retain entirely too much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Spring Glory Forsythia to spread through the nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil. We do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot.
What Type Of Fertilizer Should I Use On Abeliophyllum Distichum?
Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success. Apply an early spring fertilizer with a product such as Espoma Tree-tone or Plant-tone. At the recommended rate this will give the plant a boost of nitrogen that will be needed for healthy abundant foliage. Follow this up with a early summer application of Espoma Flower-tone, this will provide the necessary nutrients. Espoma products are easy to use, just sprinkle around the base of the plant and water it in. Either chemical fertilizers or organic matter can be used successfully. Organic additions to the soil can also be combined with a shot of chemical fertilizer for maximum effect.
When Should I Prune My Abeliophyllum Distichum?
Pruning Abeliophyllum distichum improves the overall health of the plant which, will reward you with a plethora of blooms with a beautiful fall color giving light shade. Removing the dead and dying limbs will minimize the possibility of diseases such as “dieback." Pruning Abeliophyllum distichum is to re-define the plant’s definition within the landscape. Many times, a plant may outgrow its intended size in the landscape, and must be pruned to re-define its purpose.
What type of mulch should I use on Abeliophyllum distichum?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Abeliophyllum distichum with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. Its better to leave a one inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.