Friday, March 11, 2011

Abeliophyllum distichum roseum?

We moved a planting of Abeliophyllum last year from a bed adjacent to the stairway below the Davidia. It was just in a location that needed to look good 12 months a year and it really only was nice for two weeks. Abeliophyllum is a very early flowering shrub and when I checked it out this week one of the plants was distinctly pink. Others were the typical white of the species so I wonder if there isn't just regular variation throughout a population that will give you the pink form once out of ?20 plants.


College Gardener said...

Very pretty...Are there any pink selections on the market?

ChrisU said...

You do see A. distichum 'Roseum' offered once in a while. It seems to me that it's main asset is that it flowers before "big spring" happens. To me that's a very good thing. I have to admit though, that it's really a "special use" plant; even in flower, you have to bend over and have good vision to enjoy it. I like it a lot, but I am admittedly a plant geek!