Saturday, March 2, 2013

The White Forsythia is Flowering

When I posted about the buds on my Abeliophyllum Distichum (otherwise know as White Forsythia) several people asked me to post pictures when they opened so here they are:



It only opened properly this week and although it's still quite a scrawny looking shrub I'm so pleased that after 4 years it has actually got a decent number of flowers on it!


As well as looking delicate and beautiful they also have a very pleasant scent.  The very slight pink tinge isn't really visible except through the camera!


It's not an easy plant to locate, I got mine from the Place For Plants, but if you can track one down I would recommend it as a slow growing lovely early spring shrub.  I need to prune mine when it's finished flowering to try and persuade it not to be quite so scrawny.

I'll leave you with Mr/Mrs Robin who was watching me take photos of the White Forsythia!


 

13 comments:

Debs Dust Bunny said...

What a beautiful plant! I didn't know there was such a thing as a white Forsythia. And of course, your little companion is charming!

Celia Hart said...

You could take cuttings? Or even bend a branch down to get it to root before cutting it bac?
Just a thought ;-)
xx

Threadspider said...

That is beautiful. It is supposed to be difficult to grow, so congrats on this. Cuttings would be a great idea. You can always send one my way :-)

Jo said...

It's so pretty, and lovely that it's scented too. Wonderful photo of the robin.

Miriam Weaver said...

It's lovely, I didn't know you could get white Forsythia, cuttings would be a good idea. I remember years ago my Dad cut back the forsythia and used the thickest off cuts as sticks and they all started sending out green shoots, we ended up with forsythia's sprouting up everywhere in the garden.

Emma said...

I've never seen white, looks great, as does that dragon in your last post!

Diane Kelsey said...

Definietly worth trying to propagate more plants. For the rest of us, a plant well worth sourcing.

flowerlady said...

Beautiful shrub,shame we can't smell it

Anna said...

Oh it's a real beauty Su! I must be proactive in tracking one down. Thanks for the photos :)

CATHERINE DANIEL said...

Fantastic picture of the robin - how do you get such photos? You should save it and put it onto your Christmas cards! xCathy

Toffeeapple said...

Thank you so much for posting the pictures of it, it really is a lovely thing.

Gardeningbren said...

I didn't know there was such a plant, so am just thrilled to see the white forsythia photos. Am planning on forcing some of the yellow type this week. As some commenters already noted, you might try sticking your trimmings in the ground, as they would most likely root.

The dragon was wonderful..what an adventure.

crafty cat corner said...

YOu've captured a shot of my very favourite thing, trees in silouhette at night.
Thanks for the comment on Princess, she still hasn't ventured outside since the incident.
Can't tell you how much in a panic we were, can't take things like that now. lol
Briony
x