Colored Forsythia Bushes. - Knowledgebase Question

Oswego, NY
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Question by pacheco5
April 16, 2002
Have you ever offered a creamy white forsythia plant-I know it exists but can't find the gardens to order it from?

Answer from NGA
April 16, 2002
While there are some slightly paler yellow forms of forsythia, I think you may have seen the "white forsythia" which is actually not a forsythia at all although it blooms at about the same time. Instead, it is Abeliophyllum distichum, sometimes also called Korean Abelialeaf, a smaller platn growing to about four feet.

You might want to use the zip code search feature at the Monrovia web site

to locate garden centers in your area (these offer Monrovia and other products) and check with them to see if it is something they might have in stock on hand or could order for you.

Alternatively, an internet search on google using the Latin name as the search term should bring up some sources for you. Good luck in your search -- by the way, there is also a pink form of the Abeliophyllum although it is quite rare.

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