Box-leaved Honeysuckle hedge (Lonicera pileata) description
A wonderful dense, shrubby hedge can be formed with Lonicera pileata. Often called Box-leaved Honeysuckle, pileata boasts dark green glossy foliage similar to that of common Box, on almost horizontal branches. Box-leaved honeysuckle produces small creamy white flowers and purple berries which are popular with birds but are not of notable interest.
Best uses for Lonicera pileata hedging
Lonicera pileata is perfect for low hedges and provides a dense privacy screen and windbreak. Lonicera pileata is a low maintenance hedging plant and ideal for garden hedging and landscape hedging alike.
Combine Box-leaved Honeysuckle with
We'd recommend growing this your Lonicera pileata hedge alone for a consistent look or combining with other shrubs for hedging for a tapestry style hedge.
Growth rate of Honeysuckle hedging
Box-leaved Honeysuckle hedging has an average growth rate and should achieve between 20-40cm pa. Lonicera pileata is ideal for hedges of up to 3m
Care advice for Lonicera pileata
When planted properly, Lonicera pileata, like most hedges need little attention - view our hedge planting advice here. Lonicera pileata requires pruning every year from the first winter until it is mature, and then twice a year after that, to keep its shape. A good tip - Don't forget to feed your Box-leaved Honeysuckle hedges after planting - view our hedge care advice section for more information.
Suggested planting density
For information on planting density specific to your Lonicera pileata hedge, please see the product table. In the 'No. Per Metre' column you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.
Lonicera pileata hedges are available for purchase year-round as pot grown hedging plants. Bare root hedging is available from November through to March with pre-orders taken from mid-summer.
On the whole, our Lonicera pileata hedges are UK grown by our hands-on experts who have years of nursery growing experience. On the rare occasion that we do source Box-leaved Honeysuckle hedging plants from outside of the UK we make it a priority to ensure that our suppliers are unbeaten on quality. At best4hedging we strive to make certain that your hedging plants arrive in the freshest condition and that they are of the highest quality whilst protecting our great prices. Rest assured, you can buy Lonicera pileata hedging plants online with absolute confidence.