It prefers full sun but partial shade. While this plant does not in a wet conditions, it is adaptable to many soil types.
Prune intance after flowering because flower buds develop on the current year’s growth. Abelia can be severely pruned every few years to reduce a ragged appearance. It does well to be planted in groups so the blooms can be enjoyed. However, Abelia is not a specimen plant and should be placed in the background, as the plant is not that attractive after bloom.
his plant has white to lightly pink-tinted, 4-petaled flowers open from purple buds in spring (March-April) before leaves were. Flowers are borne in axillary racemes and are mildly fragrant (though not as showy as other forsythias).
A superb deciduous shrub that produces pretty star shaped white flowers with flushes of pink on bare stems. The flowers have an almond scent. After it has flowered the glossy green leaves will appear. You can the stems and use indoors for an unusual display. The foliage is also rather interesting as the leaves turn from green to purple in the autumn. A shrub that is easy to grow and maintain. A full sun position is preferred in fertile, well-drained soil. Flowers February to March. 9cm pot grown plants are supplied. autumn. A shrub that is easy to grow and maintain. A full sun position is preferred in fertile, well-drained soil. Flowers February to March. 9cm pot grown plants are supplied.
the common Forsythia, but there is nothing common about this plant. A. distichum is an open, spreading shrub that grows to 3–5′ and produces an abundance of delightfully fragrant, pure white, star-shaped flowers at the very beginning of spring, at least 2 weeks before Forsythia. The blooms are followed by foliage of a cool bluish green.
Branches in late winter are easily forced into bloom, and the perfume is much more pronounced indoors.
Grow in full sun or partial shade and average soil, and underplant with early-flowering spring bulbs such as Scilla and Muscari.