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LONICERA crassifolia

Commonly known as Honeysuckle

SHRUBBY HONEYSUCKLES

Ground creeping honeysuckle with scented yellow and white flowers
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  • Evergreen
    Dark, leathery leaves 1-4cm (½-1½in) long
  • White
  • Yellow
  • Height
    20cm (8in)
  • Spread
    Indefinite
  • Ground cover
    These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
    Prostrate shrub with bristly shoots. Flowers 1cm (½in) long are produced in the leaf axils
  • 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 crassifolia

 
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids
    Place of origin
    Southern China
  • Flower Shape
    Tubular
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Orbicular
    (see photos above)
    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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Tolerates all
    Any well-drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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