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Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

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 115 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 115 reviews for Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 115 ratings.
April 7, 2021 | Mark Holmes
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

Smaller than expected, supposed to be 300 to 400mm but most were less than 300mm.

April 7, 2021 | Jennifer Y. Robinson
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

As Above

April 5, 2021 | Anonymous
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

As described. Have formed an immediate hedgerow of good height

April 3, 2021 | Martin Harvey
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

Looking very good just the solution we wanted .

April 1, 2021 | john gott
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

Some were on the small side and are looking to be struggling but I know b4H will sort things out if they fail to thrive.

March 31, 2021 | PAMELA FOLEY
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

very good all round. Comninication excellent.

March 29, 2021 | Penelope Julian
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

The plants were healthy and ready for planting. They were bought to replace box hedging which had to be removed due to box blight.

March 10, 2021 | Anonymous
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

Healthy plants, arrived well packaged

March 9, 2021 | John Richardson
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

Just planted - seem OK - keeping fingers crossed

March 1, 2021 | Anonymous
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

Also purchased same hedge from another company (HedgeNursery - who are RHS recommended), wish I'd got them all from B4H, so much healthier and I'm far more confident they'll grow well. I think B4H deserve the RHS endorsement over the other company. All plants looked really healthy straight out of the box.

February 28, 2021 | barbara buckley
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

As Above

February 21, 2021 | Anonymous
Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants

Good healthy plants - they appear to have managed to survive even the recent very heavy frosts.

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

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