Lonicera fragrantissima

Lonicera fragrantissima

Winter honeysuckle

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Lonicera fragrantissima
  • Common name: Winter honeysuckle
  • Plant type: Shrub

Height: 2m

Spread: 3m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Scented flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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