Lonicera x purpusii 'Winter Beauty' is one of the best of the winter flowering shrubby honeysuckles, bearing sweetly fragrant creamy white flowers on bare stems, from late winter. It makes an attractive spreading deciduous shrub. It's extremely attractive to insects, and provides a vital source of nectar for bumblebees, which may have been disturbed from hibernation.
For best results grow Lonicera x purpusii 'Winter Beauty' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Ideally, plant it near a path or in your front garden, where you can enjoy its intense fragrance. 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. It can also be trained against a wall.
Species: x purpusii
Cultivar: Winter Beauty
Plant type: Deciduous shrub
Flower colour: White
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Feature: Flowers, Scented flowers
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist
Skill level: Beginner
Time to take cuttings: April to June
slug problem in pots? not anymore, i grew my potatoes in pots last year which were my husbands un-used white wine buckets. i painted a 6" band of magnetic blackboard paint around the bottom edge.guess what? not one slug or snail anywhere near. maida,very happy gardener.
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