Lonicera fragrantissima

Shrubby honeysuckle

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

White

Feature

Scented flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Lonicera fragrantissima

Plant details

Lonicera fragrantissima is a delightful winter-flowering shrub bearing fragrant, cream-white flowers on almost leafless branches. These are sometimes followed by dull-red berries. The purple-flushed green leaves appear in spring. The flowers are a magnet for winter-active bumblebees.

Grow Lonicera fragrantissima in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. For the most floriferous display train it against a sunny wall, ideally near a path or entrance where you can appreciate its heady scent.

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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spudpatch


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spudpatch

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



Buddie3

Hi Spudpatch
Maybe you should learn to copy and paste for the future, it's easier than having a rant, and will certainly put less strain on YOUR HEART.


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