Winter Honeysuckle

Lonicera × purpusii 'Winter Beauty'

Winter Honeysuckle - Lonicera × purpusii  'Winter Beauty'

Common Name: Winter Honeysuckle
Genus: Lonicera
Species: × purpusii
Cultivar: 'Winter Beauty'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Provides winter colour
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit, RHS Perfect for Pollinators

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.50 m (250 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: December to March

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Clusters of pale yellow tubular flowers with prominent yellow anthers cling to bare branches in the depths or winter and fill the air with a heady fragrance. The scent from this deciduous shrub will stop you in your tracks. An invaluable addition to the garden in winter, it is best planted near a path or in a front garden where its delicious fragrance can be appreciated. Once the bright green leaves appear, this honeysuckle looks rather insignificant so plant it among shrubs that provide interest over the summer months.

Garden Care: Cut back established plants after flowering removing a third of the flowering shoots. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring.


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