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Lonicera nitida , Box Honeysuckle

Lonicera nitida

Box Honeysuckle
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Bushy, evergreen shrub small yellow-green leaves. Useful for hedging and topiary. Often used for bonsai. Dense, fast growing bush up to 5-6 ft tall. Mature plants develop heavy, thick trunks. Plant produces small white/cream flowers followed by purple berries.

Prefers full sun or partial shade. Easily controlled in height and form by pruning. Among the best evergreen shrubs for striking winter effects of foliage.


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