Shrubby honeysuckle

Lonicera fragrantissima | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

There’s nothing quite like pretty, fragrant flowers to put a smile on your face during the colder months of the year. Lonicera fragrantissima or winter-flowering honeysuckle offers such flowers in abundance, producing highly-scented cream blooms in winter and the start of spring, after which red berries may appear. This shrub is easy to grow, accommodating most types of moist and well-drained soil, and it can be planted in partial shade or full sunlight. Winter-flowering honeysuckle is an ideal plant to grow along a walkway so passers-by can enjoy its sweet fragrance. This shrub looks delightful flowering against a wall and will easily attract visitors to borders and beds, so you may find, despite the cooler temperatures that your guests linger in the garden rather than your home!

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.2 - 3.5
Spread [m]
  • 0.2 - 3.5
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • Yes, let it smell
Flowering seasons
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • Greenwood cuttings
  • seed
  • Hardwood cuttings
Growth habit
  • Bushy
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-8
Heat zone
  • H8-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -7
Heat days
  • 0 - 120
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • Fine fragrants
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Bonsai
  • Neighbour repellant
  • For birds & bees
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Coastal
Garden spaces
  • Banks and slopes
  • Ground cover
  • Hedges and screens
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years