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Lonicera HedgeLonicera nitida

Lonicera nitida
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Lonicera HedgeLonicera nitida

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This is a dense, bushy, fast growing evergreen and a very popular choice for those who want a medium height evergreen hedge (up to about 2m).More InformationMore Information
  • Fast Growth Rate
  • Evergreen
  • Grows to 3m
  • Planting Conditions: Suitable for normal, Chalk and Clay Soils in Full Sun or Semi Shade or even Full Shade. Inland Sites and Exposed Sites
  • Growth Rate: expect fast growth between 40cm and 60cm per year
  • Height: grows upto 3 metres in height

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Bare Root

Bare Root

Pot Grown

Pot Grown

Root Ball

Root Ball

Instant Hedging

Instant Hedging

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Planting Density
Lonicera nitida 30/45cm bare root
3 to 7per metre
Lonicera nitida 15/20cm Cell grown
5 to 7per metre
Lonicera nitida 20/40cm 2L pot
3 to 5per metre
Lonicera nitida 40/60cm 2L pot
3 to 5per metre
Lonicera nitida 40/60cm 5L pot
3per metre
Lonicera nitida Cell grown 15/20cm x 30
5 to 7per metre
Lonicera nitida 20/40cm 2L pot x 75
3 to 5per metre
Lonicera nitida 40/60cm 5L pot x 50
3per metre

Product Details
Product Details

Lonicera nitida Hedge Plants Description

This is a dense, bushy, fast growing evergreen and a very popular choice for those who want a medium height evergreen hedge (up to about 2m). Its densely packed leaves, borne on long stems, are tiny so it forms a very dense hedge. It has a high tolerance of clipping which makes it ideal as a neat, formal hedge. Lonicera Nitida is a very common hedging plant despite few people knowing its name - we hope our photograph helps to make it recognisable. You may have heard it referred to as Poor Man's Yew.

Due to its fast growth rate and tiny leaves on supple stems, it's also a very popular choice for topiary. It is easily trimmed in Summer and Autumn. Lonicera Nitida is suitable for shady sites, and most soil types, but not wet or windy sites, or seaside gardens. Don't let hindering planting conditions deter your gardening goals, we supply a huge range of hedging plants for shade and plants for exposed sites. View also our entire range of evergreen plants here for additional options that provide year round interest.

Lonicera (Lonicera nitida) is a popular subsitute for Box hedging plants for its ability to be trimmed into a variety of shapes and it's insusceptible to Box blight. We have a section dedicated to Box Hedging Alternatives to view our suggested hedging plants.

Cell grown, pot grown and instant hedging plants are available all year round. Bare roots are only available from november to late April/early May.

The wondeful green foliage of this species enhances colourful aspects of other plants when planted together. See also our extensive range of hedging with colourful foliage.

Further Information
Further Information

Recommended planting densities for pot grown plants are shown but this is very much a matter of choice and you can increase or reduce the density depending on your level of patience. Cell grown plants are normally planted at 4 per metre in a single row or 6 per metre in a double staggered row.

For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section.

Pruning Advice
Pruning Advice

Lonicera Nitida (Box Leafed Honeysuckle) should be pruned yearly to keep a nice, neat shape. Pruning should be done in late Winter or early Spring before you see new growth.

Delivery & Returns
Delivery & Returns

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