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Lonicera nitida – box honeysuckle

$6.50

box honeysuckle, Wilson’s honeysuckle.

Broad leaf evergreen shrub with small dark green leaves popular as a hedging and topiary plant. If left un-pruned plants will grow to 1.5 x 1.8 meters. Branches will form a lovely layered effect and are effective as ground cover too.

  • 9 cm pot

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Description

Common names: box honeysuckle, Wilson’s honeysuckle.

Lonicera nitida is a popular hedging and Topiary plant. It is a broad leaf evergreen shrub with small dark green leaves. If left un-pruned plants will grow to 1.5 x 1.8 meters. Branches will form a lovely layered effect and are effective as ground cover too. Flowers are small creamy white and fragrant followed by bluish purple berries if left un-pruned.

L. nitida is moderately fast growing in most NZ conditions. Plants prefer full sun to light shade with fertile well-drained soils. The small leaves and horizontal layered stems lend themselves to shaping very well. They are useful as structural plants in perennial borders, and to separate garden zones.

  • 1.5 x 1.8 meters
  • Sun to light shade
  • Evergreen
  • fertile well drained soils
  • 9 cm pot