Lonicera nitida 'Baggesens Gold'

Shrubby honeysuckle

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour



Flowers, Fruit



Skill level


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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. This species is perhaps the best known of the hedging types, popular for dwarf formal hedges kept clipped to the same strict outlines as can be achieved with box. It is dense and fast-growing, both in the green form and its fine yellow variety 'Baggesen's Gold'. The colour is at its brightest in summer, fading to a yellowish green in autumn. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Genus: Lonicera

Species: nitida

Cultivar: Baggesens Gold

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Green

Foliage colour: Golden

Feature: Flowers, Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 150cm

Time to take cuttings: April to June

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