Lonicera nitidaWilson's Honeysuckle

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Height Up to 350cm (137.8in)
Spread Up to 300cm (118.1in)

Hardy Shrub

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Sun or semi shade

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Description

This popular shrub is most commonly used as an evergreen hedging plant. Masses of tiny, dark green leaves crowd the long stems of Lonicera nitida, forming a dense bushy plant that tolerates regular pruning. Not surprisingly, it is sometimes described as 'Poor Man's Yew', offering a cheaper, yet no less effective option, for creating formal hedges and topiary. From March to May, this shrubby Honeysuckle is adorned with small, creamy white flowers which are followed by a scattering of purple-blue berries. Easy to grow and maintain, this versatile shrub makes a fine hedge or can be grown as a large specimen plant if left unpruned. Height: 3.5m (11') if left unpruned. Spread: 3m (10') if left unpruned.

For instant impact try one of one of our innovative trough-grown hedges! Each trough contains a 1 metre length of pre-planted hedging to create a mature looking hedge from the very moment it is planted. With well-established root systems, you’ll find that trough-grown hedges are correctly spaced, making them much easier to plant. The healthy framework of branches are nicely knitted together, and can be trimmed to the ideal height immediately after planting. Better still, you can plant them all year round, so long as adequate irrigation is provided. If planting is delayed then trough-grown hedges can be easily maintained until you are ready, without the need for ‘heeling in’.

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.



1 x 1.3 litre potted lonicera plant (66339)
2 x 1.3 litre potted lonicera plants (T66831P)
1 x 5 litre potted lonicera plant (66340)
2 x 5 litre potted lonicera plants (T66832P)
1 x 1 meter trough potted hedging plants (kb4401)
5 x 1 meter trough potted hedging plants (kb4413)
10 x 1 meter trough potted hedging plants (kb4425)

How to Grow
Grow Lonicera in any moist, well drained garden soil. Shrubby honeysuckles enjoy a sunny or semi-shaded position.
More Info
Feed and water Lonicera plants regularly until they are fully established. Trim hedging specimens as required during the summer, and again in autumn.
Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £1.95.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.95.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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