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Lonicera × purpusii 'Winter Beauty' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Fragrance

Flower

Toxicity

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Cream in Spring and Winter

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Fruit

Red in Summer

Size

Ultimate height

1.5-2.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1.5-2.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

honeysuckle 'Winter Beauty'

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

'Winter Beauty' is a strong-growing, rounded, medium-sized deciduous shrub with ovate leaves and small, sweetly scented cream flowers 15mm in width, on the bare branches in winter and early spring, occasionally followed by red berries

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 or hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Drought Resistant, Coastal or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pests

May get aphids and thrips

Diseases

May be affected by powdery mildew