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Lonicera nitida - 'Baggesen's Gold'

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

This fast growing compact shrub is ideal as a colourful low growing evergreen hedge. It produces masses of golden 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
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • 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
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest

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


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Lonicera nitida - 'Baggesen's Gold'

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