Lonicera fragrantissima

winter honeysuckle

Eventual height & spread

Lonicera fragrantissima

winter honeysuckle

  • 2 litre pot
  • £22.99 £24.99
  • shipped within 3 weeks
  • 12 litre pot | 60 - 100cm tall
  • £79.99
  • available to order from spring
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: December to March
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This wonderful, winter-flowering shrub produces fragrant, creamy-white flowers in mild spells between December and March on almost leafless branches. These are sometimes followed by dull red berries. The leaves, when they appear, are a rich shade of green - usually flushed with a plush purple. This is a splendid, deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub, that will flower more profusely when trained against a sunny wall. Try to plant it close to an entrance or pathway so you can catch its lingering aroma each time you pass.

  • Garden care: Cut back established plants after flowering, removing a third of the flowering shoots. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring.
  • Humans/Pets: Fruit are ornamental - not to be eaten

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