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LONICERA nitida

Commonly known as Bush honeysuckle, Poor man's box

SHRUBBY HONEYSUCKLES

Small, glossy, neat foliage good for hedging
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  • Evergreen
    Paired leaves to 1cm (½in) long.
  • White
  • Height
    3.5m (11ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Hedge
    Ideal for hedging
    Suitable for a coastal hedge if some protection given from direct sea-winds
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Bushy shrub. Flowers are produced in pairs from the leaf axils. Flowers are 1cm (½in) long and are followed by glossy blue-purple berries.
  • 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)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

LONICERA nitida

 
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  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids.
    Place of origin
    Southwestern China.
  • Flower Shape
    Tubular
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • 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
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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3.5m (11ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

Buy Varieties of LONICERA nitida

SHRUBBY HONEYSUCKLES

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LONICERA nitida 'Baggesen's Gold'

LONICERA nitida 'Baggesen's Gold'

Bush honeysuckle, Poor man's box

bright golden yellow form

 
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LONICERA nitida 'Lemon Beauty'

LONICERA nitida 'Lemon Beauty'

Bush honeysuckle, Poor man's box

spreading habit with lemon-gold and dark green leaves

 
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LONICERA nitida 'Silver Beauty'

LONICERA nitida 'Silver Beauty'

Bush honeysuckle, Poor man's box

quick growing sport with distinct silver variegation

 
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LONICERA nitida 'Tidy Tips'

LONICERA nitida 'Tidy Tips'

Bush honeysuckle, Poor man's box

a useful hedging or edging plant with tiny leaves and a rounded habit

 
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