Lonicera fragrantissima
Winter Honeysuckle

 Plant Type:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
White (Extremely fragrant, sweet lemon-scented, 0.5" dia. creamy-white flowers in early April)
Green (Bluish-green, stiff, leathery semi-evergreen leaves)
Red (Berries in early June)
 Ultimate Height:
6-10 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
6-10 feet
Widely adapted to soils, but avoid wet soils
Eastern China
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaves are opposite, simple, elliptic to broad-ovate, 1-3" long, dull blue-green to dark green, midrib covered with stiff bristles (setose). Spine often present on leaf tips.

Additional Information

Widely adapted to different soils and exposures. More drought-tolerant, and also not a weed problem, like some other Lonicera. Branches can be forced indoors in winter to provide fragrance. Renewal pruning to a low framework every 5-8 years is helpful to maintain nice form and vigor.

When Lonicera fragrantissima has been observed flowering or fruiting at Purdue University


No Fruiting Observations Available

1 Lonicera fragrantissima found

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