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Lonicera fragrantissima

Winter honeysuckle

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Features

  • BloomsDecember to June
  • Height2m
  • Spread4m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Lonicera fragrantissima (Winter honeysuckle). This species will bloom from late winter and early spring, the flowers are white and will stand out against the dark green, glossy leaves. It will prefers a fertile soil that is well drained.

Characteristics

Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Honeysuckle

Interest and use

Fragrance, wall or trellis Winter/Spring interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are easily grown in sun or light shade. They will need regular pruning to keep them from becoming tangles.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or spring or from cuttings in summer or late autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids may be a problem.

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