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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 20 of our total 21 reviews, with an average rating of 4 stars. Read all 21 reviews for Lonicera pileata.
Review Summary - 4 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.
December 28, 2021 | Ian Knight
Lonicera pileata

Good to get bare root plants in small quantities.

December 26, 2021 | Joseph Tully
Lonicera pileata


November 12, 2021 | Kurt Robinson
Lonicera pileata


August 3, 2021 | Anonymous
Lonicera pileata


April 24, 2021 | Carolyn Buxton
Lonicera pileata

As Above

March 26, 2021 | Anonymous
Lonicera pileata

Some a bit too small and weedy.

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
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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

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