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Lonicera nitida

Honeysuckle

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to October
  • Height2m to 3m
  • Spread2.5m to 3.5m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourCream white
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Lonicera nitida (Honeysuckle). This shrub grows about 1m tall it produce leaves which are oval and about 25mm long, The flowers are fragrant and cream they are 6mm long. They are followed by orange-red fruits.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

S W China

Interest and use

Wall or trellis, hedging. Year-round interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are easily grown in sun or light shade.

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids may be a problem.

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