Abeliophyllum distichum

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Abeliophyllum distichum

Oleaceae

Life form: shrub
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   7

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay - Soil: loamy clay

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: pointed

Division: simple

Shape: cruciform
Fruit: samara

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: single
Habit: nodding

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Oleanae
Ordo:
Oleales

Abeliophyllum distichum is a shrub.

Naming

Abeliophyllum distichum was described by Takenoshin Nakai. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Abeliophyllum distichum is the only species in the genus Abeliophyllum which belongs to the family of the Oleaceae (Olive Family).

Characteristics

Abeliophyllum distichum - habitus
Abeliophyllum distichum - flowers
Abeliophyllum distichum - branches
Abeliophyllum distichum - seeds

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 1,5 to 2 metres. The plants reach a width of 1.5 to 2 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Abeliophyllum distichum is deciduous. The green, simple leaves are opposite. They are pointed, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Abeliophyllum distichum produces racemes of nodding, light dusky pink cruciform flowers from March to May.

The shrubs produce samaras.

Root System

Distribution

Abeliophyllum distichum is native to Korea.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy, sandy clay or loamy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Uses

The ornamental value of Abeliophyllum distichum lies especially in its fragrance. Suited for hedges, as well as suited as container plant and as cut flowers.

Maintenance and Propagation

The plants usually need very little maintenance.


Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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