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Abeliophyllum distichum is a shrub.
Abeliophyllum distichum was described by Takenoshin Nakai. The name is considered as validly published.
The shrubs reach heights of 1,5 to 2 metres. The plants reach a width of 1.5 to 2 metres.
Wood and Bark
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.
Abeliophyllum distichum is native to Korea.
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 -18Â°C (USDA zone 7).
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.
Pests and Diseases
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