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Lonicera pileata

Box-Leaved Honeysuckle

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Lonicera pileata or the Box-leaved Honeysuckle is a wonderful low growing hedging plant with glossy, dark green foliage. Lonicera pileata is an arching, fast-growing hedging plant and a popular choice for evergreen low growing, spreading hedges.

  • Best Features: Glossy evergreen foliage, wildlife-friendly, year-round interest
  • Ideal For Hedges: 80cm-1.2m high
  • Growth Rate: Average to Fast | 30-60cm a year
  • Position: Any soil in full sun or partial shade, sheltered inland or coastal.
  • Also Consider: Our full range of shrubby honeysuckle hedging

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

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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 above. 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 hedging plants, whilst protecting our great prices. Rest assured, you can buy Lonicera pileata hedging plants online with absolute confidence.

Showing our 15 Lonicera pileata reviews with an average rating of Very Good.
Review Summary - 4 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
December 7, 2020 | Simon Birkett
Lonicera pileata


March 21, 2019 | Jenny Anderson
Lonicera pileata

So far so very good. Remains to be seen how they will grow .

October 3, 2018 | Anonymous
Lonicera pileata

Great plants in excellent condition

March 1, 2017 | Anonymous
Lonicera pileata

Prompt service and plants arrived in good condition.

July 31, 2016 | Anonymous
Lonicera pileata

As above.

April 17, 2016 | Anonymous
Lonicera pileata

The plants looked healthy and strong and I was pleasantly surprised. They were also of a decent size. They were planted within two days of arriving and are looking very good around my garden. So far so good.

March 30, 2016 | Anonymous
Lonicera pileata


March 28, 2016 | Anonymous
Lonicera pileata

Arrived in good condition, no wasteage.

March 19, 2016 | Anonymous
Lonicera pileata

Smaller than the size ordered online, we ordered the next size up, but I was called the day before and told this and have agreed to recieve more to make up the difference

March 29, 2015 | Anonymous
Lonicera pileata

Very wide variation in size - Ordered 100, most of which were well over the 20-40 cms specified. A few pretty small and straggly. Bare root so bound together for shipment, with the result that there was some blackening and loss of leaves from the stems. Only planted last week so too soon to tell how well they will establish and grow.

November 26, 2014 | Anonymous
Lonicera pileata


May 8, 2014 | Anonymous
Lonicera pileata


March 25, 2014 | Anonymous
Lonicera pileata

Plants arrived with no leaves and smelt and looked like they had been sat in stale water for a long time.i have planted them but not hopeful they will survive!Compared to other online growers I've used I will not use these again.

March 17, 2014 | Anonymous
Lonicera pileata

Decent roots on the majority of plants. Not dried out at all. Hopefully turn into a beautiful hedge

October 10, 2013 | Anonymous
Lonicera pileata

Difficult to get out of pots. Plastic pots had to be ripped apart to get plants out - on some only. Nevertheless , very time consuming.

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  • At an additional cost, we can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, which we classify as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, as well as Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on 01257 261 243

*For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 (ex VAT) please call or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page

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99% of our orders are dispatched within 3 to 7 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.


We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. 
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by Best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.

You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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