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Lonicera x purpusii 'Winter Beauty'

Shrubby honeysuckle

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour



Flowers, Scented flowers



Skill level


Lonicera x purpusii 'Winter Beauty'

Plant details

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.

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Genus: Lonicera

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 200cm

Spread: 300cm

Time to take cuttings: April to June

Reader reviews


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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