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Lonicera fragrantissima

Shrubby honeysuckle

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour



Scented flowers



Skill level


Lonicera fragrantissima

Plant details

There are two kinds of shrubby honeysuckle with varied uses around the garden. Foliage kinds are popular for hedging and topiary, while flowering species and varieties are important border shrubs. L. fragrantissima is one of the best of the latter type, with sweetly fragrant flowers, dainty and creamy white, in late winter and early spring. The foliage is variously evergreen or deciduous according to aspect and climate. Plants look better without pruning, and so should be allowed plenty of room to develop. They tolerate shade, but they flower best in full sun.

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Genus: Lonicera

Species: fragrantissima

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 200cm

Spread: 300cm

Time to take cuttings: April to June

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I HOPE YOU HAVE Married up my TWO Para's of comments


Hi Spudpatch
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