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Lonicera nitida

Lonicera nitida
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Hedging & Screening, Evergreen
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Dark green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Lonicera nitida Description

This fast growing compact shrub is ideal as an low growing evergreen hedge. It produces attractive tiny leaves and responds well to tight clipping. 2.5m x 2.5m


Lonicera nitida - Cultivation Notes

Evergreen lonicera flourishes in fertile alkaline to neutral soils, including chalk. Preferring a sunny position for compact growth, plant in spring in a sheltered location.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Lonicera nitida:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Lonicera nitida

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Lonicera nitida:

  • Evergreen plant suitable for trimming to shape or topiary
  • Evergreen shrub suitable suitable for training up a wall
If you like this plant you may also be interested in these:
sun loving drought tolerant plants
plants for hedging or topiary
plants for heavy clay soils

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Common Missspellings: Lonicara, Lonicira, Lonacera, Lonisera, Loanisera

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