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Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Cream in Spring

Foliage

Yellow in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Fruit

Pale Purple in Autumn and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

1-1.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

honeysuckle 'Baggesen's Gold'

Family

Caprifoliaceae


Lonicera can be deciduous and evergreen shrubs, or climbers with twining stems. The tubular or two-lipped flowers, often very fragrant, are followed by red or black berries

'Baggesen's Gold' is a small dense evergreen shrub with tiny, ovate, yellow leaves becoming greenish-yellow in shade. Flowers insignificant; berries pale violet, sparsely produced

Synonym(s)

  • Lonicera 'Baggesens Gold'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • North-facing, East-facing, South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Drought Resistant, Hedging/Screens, Ground Cover, Patio/Container Plants, Low Maintenance, Coastal, Garden Edging or Gravel Garden


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 2

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be affected by powdery mildew