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Lonicera nitida hedge plants

Shrubby Honeysuckle hedging

From £4.99

Lonicera nitida hedge plants have small, dark green foliage and a dense, bushy growth habit. The glossy foliage takes well to pruning, making Lonicera hedging ideal for formal situations. A very popular evergreen, Lonicera nitida, also known as Wilson's Honeysuckle, makes it into the best4hedging top 10.

  • Best Features: Glossy evergreen foliage, year-round interest, good in shade as well as sun
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1m-3m high
  • Growth Rate: Fast | 40-60cm a year
  • Position: Most normal soils, sunny to full shade, sheltered inland
  • Also Consider: Box (Buxus sempervirens) for a lower growing option, with small evergreen foliage, similar to that of a Lonicera nitida hedge. We also stock other Lonicera varieties in our Lonicera Department
Grouped product items
ImageRoot TypeHeight NowExtra InfoNo Per
Lonicera nitida 15/20cm Cell grown
Lonicera nitida 15/20cm Cell grown

Pot Grown
Cell Grown


Min Qty 12

5 to 7






Lonicera nitida 20/30cm 2L pot
Lonicera nitida 20/30cm 2L pot

Pot Grown
2L Pot








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 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.

Delivery Time - Please note that delivery times are currently 2-7 days. *Some troughs, trees and premium products may take up to 14 days delivery.

Free Delivery - The majority of orders over the minimum order values shown below are delivered FREE to UK Mainland. Please note, we are unable to deliver to N.I. and the Republic of Ireland.   (Exceptions apply - see Delivery Areas)

all costs & min.order

min. order
free delivery



pot grown
& topiary




planting essentials

standard box delivery


bare roots up to 1.2m


pot size up to and including 7.5L

(min qty 12)


ornamental & fruit trees

all tools, irrigation, canes & mulch matting

tall box delivery


bare roots 1.2m+







pallet delivery




pot size 10L & above,  root ball & topiary


(min qty 3)



pleached trees delivery







All pleached trees



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