Hedge Xpress Lonicera Nitida Hedge

The Lonicera Nitida or Box Honeysuckle has glossy dark green leaves that will form an extremely dense evergreen garden hedge of medium height – it is recommended to keep it below 1.5m as it is prone to flopping beyond this height. If your garden is troubled by rabbits and/or deer, Lonicera Nitida is an excellent choice as herbivorous wildlife tends to leave it alone.

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Hedge Xpress Lonicera Nitida

Lonicera Nitida Hedge at-a-glance

Lonicera Nitida Hedge

Foliage Type: Evergreen

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Soil type: Acid or Alkaline

Wet/Dry: Both

Preferred situation: Sun or Partial Shade

Height: 2.5m

Growth Rate: Medium

Soil and Situation: Most soils including sand or clay. Prefers sun but will tolerate shade better than most other honeysuckles.

Maintenance: Clip once or twice a year and keep under 1.5m.

Versatility: It will be happy in most gardens as a hedge or specimen plant

And finally: The gardens of Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s holiday retreat on the Isle of Wight, features topiary Lonicera Nitida shrubs in the shape of stags rising from beds of Felicia amelloidesFestuca glauca, and scarlet pelargoniums.

Lonicera Nitida is also popular among bonsai enthusiasts and is a good place for beginners to start.