Shrubby Honeysuckle –
Lonicera fragrantissima (latin)
Author: Konrad Lackerbeck
Geographical origin: Eastern China.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 3m, width up to 4m.
Foliage: Deciduous to semi-evergreen.
Type of soil: Any, well drained.
Hardiness: Hardy to -30°C.
Exposure: Partial shade.
Author: Derek Ramsey
Characteristics and uses:
The Shrubby honeysuckle is a very hardy shrub that flowers in winter. Its small white flowers are heavily scented and full of nectar; the smell is reminiscent of Jasmine.
It has a bushy yet weeping form that makes it a suitable specimen tree in borders or smaller gardens. You will also benefit from its sweet perfume at a time in the year when flowers are scarce...
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