Shrubby Honeysuckle hedge (Lonicera nitida) description
Lonicera nitida hedging provides year-round interest with delicate, fragrant, creamy flowers appearing in spring, followed by bluish-purple berries in the autumn. The dark foliage is densely packed on the supple branches of Lonicera hedging, providing an attractive hedging screen.
Best uses for Lonicera nitida hedge plants
This evergreen hedging is ideal for both shaded and sunny spots. Shrubby Honeysuckle hedges are useful for its dense, lasting foliage and fast growth rate and makes a great privacy screen and noise muffler. Lonicera nitida hedge plants are suited to most soil types, except very wet or exposed sites. Lonicera hedging can be trimmed into a neat shape and suits a formal setting; however, it can also be left a little bushy for a more relaxed garden style.
Combine Lonicera nitida hedging with
Consider growing Lonicera nitida hedging with Golden Honeysuckle for an alternative colour combination, or grow alone for a classic Shrubby Honeysuckle hedge.
Growth rate of a Shrubby Honeysuckle hedge
Lonicera hedging has a fast growth rate and will achieve about 40-60cm a year. A Shrubby Honeysuckle hedge looks at its best when maintained at a height of between 1m and 3m.
Care advice for Lonicera nitida hedge plants
Although Lonicera nitida is considered to be a low maintenance shrub, we recommend trimming your Shrubby Honeysuckle hedge between two and three times a year to uphold a neat shape. Pruning should be carried out in the summer and autumn. Please view our Hedging Advice page for further information on caring for Lonicera nitida hedging.
Recommended planting density for Lonicera hedging
For information on planting density specific to Lonicera nitida hedging, please see the product table. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual species and root type. Visit our advice section for further planting density advice.
Shrubby Honeysuckle hedge plants are available to purchase year-round as cell grown or pot grown plants, as well as trough grown instant hedging. In the dormant season (usually November - late April/early May), Lonicera nitida is available to buy as bare roots, which can be pre-ordered from mid-summer.
The core of our Lonicera nitida hedge plants are UK grown by horticultural professionals with years of nursery and growing know-how. On occasions, we find it necessary to source Lonicera nitida from carefully inspected growers based outside of Britain, where we are positive that the quality of the plants cannot be faulted. At best4hedging, we always do our utmost to make sure that your plants arrive in the freshest condition and that they are of the finest quality, whilst upholding our brilliant prices. By doing this, it allows you to buy Shrubby Honeysuckle hedge plants online with total confidence that the plants you receive will meet, and hopefully exceed your expectations.