• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Lonicera ligustrina var. yunnanensis 'Maigrün'

  • Synonyms Lonicera nitida 'May Green'
    Lonicera nitida 'Maygreen'

    Lonicera nitida 'Maigrün'
    Lonicera nitida 'May Queen'
    Lonicera nitida
    Lonicera ligustrina var. yunnanensis

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  • Family Caprifoliaceae

  • Genus Lonicera can be deciduous and evergreen shrubs, or climbers with twining stems. The tubular or two-lipped flowers, often very fragrant, are followed by red or black berries

  • Details Maigrün' is adense, spreading, evergreen shrub to about 1.5m with very small, shiny, mid-green leaves, contrasting with new, paler green leaves in spring. Inconspicuous cream flowers are produced in spring, followed by small, sparse, deep purple berries

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect West-facing or South-facing or North-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 1-1.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 1-1.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 5-10 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade

Propagation Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings from late spring to late summer

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How to care

Pruning If grown as hedging or for topiary, clip any time from spring to autumn; otherwise Pruning group 2

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Generally disease free

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