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Shrubby Honeysuckle hedging

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Lonicera nitida is a popular evergreen hedge, also known as Wilson’s Honeysuckle or Shrubby Honeysuckle. It’s one of best4hedging’s top 10 bestsellers, boasting glossy dark green foliage and a dense, bushy growing habit which is easy to maintain.

  • 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

*Please note, 1 bare root = 1 Lonicera nitida plant, not a bundle of plants.

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Shrubby Honeysuckle hedge (Lonicera nitida) description

Lonicera nitida provides year-round interest, blooming with creamy-white flowers in the spring and blue-purple berries in the autumn. Lonicera’s lush, dark green foliage is densely packed on its branches, and very small in size, making it an excellent hedging screen.

Shrubby Honeysuckle is ideal for less experienced gardeners, as it is easy to grow and very forgiving of over-enthusiastic pruning, as it’s a fast-growing hedge. Plus, its small leaves make it make it easier to trim it to a neat shape.

 

Best uses for Lonicera nitida hedge plants

Thanks to its dense, long-lasting, evergreen foliage and fast growth rate, Shrubby Honeysuckle makes a great noise barrier as well as a privacy screen. A wonderfully versatile plant, Lonicera nitida works just as well as a trimmed formal hedge as it does left a little bushy, for a relaxed garden style. 

Lonicera is ideal for both shaded and sunny positions and is suited to most soil types, except for very wet or exposed sites.

Combine Lonicera nitida hedging with..

For a striking colour combination, try growing Lonicera nitida with Golden Honeysuckle, or grow it alone for a classic look.

Growth rate of a Shrubby Honeysuckle hedge

A fast-growing hedge, Lonicera can achieve around 40 – 60cm per year, and looks best when maintained at a height of between 1 – 3m.

Care advice for Lonicera nitida hedge plants

A relatively low-maintenance shrub, we would recommend you give Lonicera nitida a trim two or three times a year just to keep it looking neat, ideally in the summer or autumn. If your honeysuckle plant is looking leggy and overgrown, it can be regenerated by hard pruning the plant back to around 30cm from the ground. This should be done in winter when the plant is dormant and will encourage fresh, bushy growth in the spring. Take a look at our Hedging Care Advice for more information on caring for your Shrubby Honeysuckle hedging.

Recommended planting density for Lonicera hedging

To find out about the recommended planting density requirements for Lonicera nitida hedging, take a look at the product table. Visit our advice section for further planting density advice.

Shrubby Honeysuckle plants can be purchased as pot grown and cell grown all year round, as well as trough grown instant hedging. In the dormant season between November and mid-to-late May, Lonicera nitida can be purchased as bare roots.

Although the majority of our Lonicera nitida hedge plants are grown in the UK by our team of horticultural experts – who have generations of nursery-growing experience – occasionally we need to source plants from dedicated nurseries outside of the UK. At best4hedging, we are proud of our high levels of quality and always do what we can to deliver only the freshest, best-quality plants at the most competitive prices.

Showing 20 of our total 103 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 103 reviews for Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 103 ratings.
January 12, 2021 | Sandra Fagioli
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

Plants are all a good size with excellent root system

November 26, 2020 | Anonymous
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

Excellent

November 21, 2020 | Anonymous
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

Very high quality plants and great delivery

October 25, 2020 | Anonymous
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

Good size plants but very rootbound. A few damaged in delivery but should grow again but will be smaller than rest.

September 28, 2020 | Anonymous
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

Plants arrived, well packaged and healthy

August 18, 2020 | Anonymous
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

Just brilliant and a great service

July 8, 2020 | Anonymous
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

Hedging plants and Bone Meal root builder delivered very rapidly and in excellent condition.

July 2, 2020 | Ronald Soutar
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

good looking plants in reasonable time

July 2, 2020 | Anonymous
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

Excellent

May 9, 2020 | Sonia Craske
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

Good

April 30, 2020 | James
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

Look really healthy at point of delivery, planted them upon receipt and so far so good

March 17, 2020 | David Tricker
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

Excellent

March 16, 2020 | Anonymous
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

Excellent

March 14, 2020 | Anonymous
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

Excellent

February 3, 2020 | Graeme Brooke
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

As Above

October 11, 2019 | Anonymous
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

Plants were bigger and better than expected with well developed root systems and plenty of width. They are looking really strong now planted so I am very happy

September 13, 2019 | Alix Love
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

Good plants, not much more to say

September 12, 2019 | Carole S
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

Already done, have commented on this in previous questions

May 18, 2019 | Anonymous
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

Additional plants to use in existing hedging

May 10, 2019 | Anonymous
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

As Above

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