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Lonicera nitida ‘Baggesen's Gold’

Poor man's box

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Features

  • BloomsApril to October
  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Spread1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow-green
  • Leaf ColourYellow shades

Description

Lonicera nitida ‘Baggesen's Gold’ (Poor man's box). This has ovate, yellow-green leaves with indistinctive, yellow-green flowers in mid spring, sometimes followed by purple fruit.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Honeysuckle

Origin

S W China

Interest and use

Hedging, border. Year-round interest.

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  • Lonicera nitida ‘Baggesen's Gold’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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  • Lonicera nitida ‘Baggesen's Gold’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Lonicera nitida ‘Baggesen's Gold’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°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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