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Lonicera Nitida – Wilson’s honeysuckle 2L Pot

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Lonicera nitida, commonly known as box honeysuckle or Wilson’s honeysuckle, is a species of evergreen shrub in the Caprifoliaceae family. It is native to East Asia, including China and Japan. This shrub is well-regarded for its dense growth habit, small leaves, and versatility in landscaping.

Characteristics of Lonicera nitida:

Appearance: Lonicera nitida is a compact, low-growing shrub that typically reaches a height of 1 to 2 meters (3 to 6 feet) with a similar spread. It has a bushy and rounded growth habit.

Leaves: The small, opposite leaves of Lonicera nitida are oval to lance-shaped and have a glossy, dark green color. The leaves are evergreen, providing year-round interest and greenery to the landscape.

Flowers: The shrub produces small, inconspicuous, creamy-white or pale yellow flowers in late spring to early summer. The flowers are often fragrant and attract pollinators.

Fruit: After flowering, Lonicera nitida produces small, black or purple berries that are not typically consumed by humans but may attract birds.

Uses of Lonicera nitida:

Hedges and screens: Due to its dense growth habit and evergreen foliage, Lonicera nitida is commonly used as a hedge or screen in landscaping. It can be pruned and shaped to create formal hedges or natural screens for privacy.

Ground cover: In addition to its use as a hedge, Lonicera nitida can also be used as a ground cover on slopes or in areas where low-maintenance and erosion control are desired.

Topiary and shaping: Its small leaves and ability to tolerate pruning make Lonicera nitida suitable for topiary and shaping into various forms, including spheres and pyramids.

Wildlife attraction: The berries of Lonicera nitida can attract birds, making it a valuable addition to wildlife-friendly gardens.

Erosion control: Lonicera nitida’s dense root system can help stabilize soil and prevent erosion on slopes.

Overall, Lonicera nitida is a versatile and attractive shrub that can add structure and greenery to gardens and landscapes. It is relatively low-maintenance and can tolerate a range of soil conditions, though it prefers well-drained soil and full to partial sun exposure. As with any plant, it’s essential to consider its potential invasiveness in certain regions and ensure it is well-suited to the climate and conditions in your area. Consulting with local gardening experts can help you determine the best use of Lonicera nitida in your landscape design.

Delivery Times Ireland 3-5 working days


Height
20/40cm

Growth rate
20cm per year

Planting Distance
3 per metre

 

Height
20/30cm

 

Growth Rate
20cm per year

 

Planting Distance
3 per metre

 

20 in stock

20 in stock