Abeliophyllum distichum
Korean Abelialeaf

 Plant Type:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
White ( White to slight pink; 4-petaled, 3/8 to 5/8" in diameter, fragrant, borne on 1/2 to 1 1/2" inflorescences)
Green; Red-Violet (Spotty fall color, rarely attractive)
Brown (Two-celled compressed rounded capsules which is winded)
 Ultimate Height:
3-5 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
3-5 feet
Prefers well-drained, loamy soils, but adaptable
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaves are opposite, simple, entire, 2 to 3 1/2" in length, half as wide, spreading in two ranks, ovate to elliptic-ovate, acute, broad-cuneate, appressed pilose on both sides, medium to dark green with petioles 1/12 to 1/5" long. Stems are light brown, slightly exfoliating at maturity, with young stems 4-sided. Buds are imbricate, brown, small, 1/10" in length, 3-exposed scales, glabrous, 45 degree angle from stem. Flower buds are exposed, purple, small, and present throughout the winter months, borne on terminal racemose panicles. Flowers are white to slight pink; 4-petaled, 3/8 to 5/8" in diameter, fragrant.
 Ecological Functions:

Additional Information

Koran Abelialeaf is a multi-stemmed shrub with a rounded habit with often a vibrant flower show in mid-March to early April. Native to Korea, this shrub provides color to the early spring landscape while most plants are still dormant. Flower are white to faintly tinged-pink, 4-petaled, 3/8 to 5/8" in diameter, fragrant, borne on 1/2 to 1 1/2" inflorescences. Stems are 4-sided.

When Abeliophyllum distichum has been observed flowering or fruiting at Purdue University


No Fruiting Observations Available

1 Abeliophyllum distichum found

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