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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Forsythia abeliophyllum distichum
Abeliophyllum are lax, deciduous shrubs with paired ovate leaves and axillary racemes of fragrant flowers with 4 oblong lobes, borne on the bare stems in late winter or early spring
A. distichum is a scrambling deciduous shrub with slender branches bearing dark green leaves and racemes of forsythia-like, fragrant white or pale pink flowers 1cm across
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Sand, Chalk
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grows well in a sunny position although flowers and unripe wood may be damaged by frosts in late winter or early spring
Propagate by softwood cuttings or layering in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Wall-side Borders Flower borders and beds
Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning pruning group 5, or pruning group 13 if wall trained
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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