Lonicera × purpusii 'Winter Beauty'
honeysuckle 'Winter Beauty'
A strong-growing, rounded, medium-sized deciduous shrub with ovate leaves and small, sweetly-scented cream flowers 15mm in width, on the bare branches in winter and early spring, occasionally followed by red berries
Ultimate height1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread1.5–2.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
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
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in any well-drained soil in sun or part shade
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Wall side borders
May be affected by powdery mildews in dry soils
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