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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
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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.

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Box-leaved Honeysuckle Hedge reviews

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Lonicera pileata

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  • RHS Endorsed Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi
  • Bone Meal Root Builder

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

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  • RHS Endorsed Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi

Great plants in excellent condition
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