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Lonicera piliata

Lonicera piliata
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Ground cover
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 Medium Growing Plant
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Lonicera piliata Description

This fast growing compact naturally spreading shrub is ideal as low growing evergreen ground cover. It produces tiny green leaves on arching stems. Small yellow flowers a borne in spring. .7m tall x 1.5m

Lonicera piliata - 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 piliata:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • 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
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Lonicera piliata

  • Invasive/spreading root growth
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Lonicera piliata:

  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Evergreen shrub suitable for planting in a shady location
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils
  • Ideal for naturalistic woodland planting

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

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