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LONICERA fragrantissima

Commonly known as Winter honeysuckle

SHRUBBY HONEYSUCKLES

Partially evergreen with sweetly fragrant cream coloured semi-double flowers
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£14.50 each

 

  • Deciduous - or semi-evergreen. Paired, oval leaves to 7cm (3in) long, dark-green above, blue-green beneath. Bristly margins when young.
  • Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
  • Cream
  • Height - 2m (6½ft)
  • Spread - 3m (10ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - bushy, spreading shrub. Tubular 2-lipped flowers, 1cm (½in) long, are produced in pairs from the leaf axils. Berries are dull red.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Berries - These plants have berries.
  • Good to know - introduced into UK by Robert Fortune, Scottish plant hunter, 1845. Grow against a wall for better flower production. Good for early insects
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids.
  • Place of origin - China.
  • Flower Shape - Semi-double - Two rows of petals with conspicuous stamens
  • Tubular
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 2
    Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
    Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually, after flowering.

    RHS groups 2 & 3
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers - - very fragrant.
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
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2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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