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Unknown shrub

Observed: 13th February 2013 By: jennnywren
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Species with which Lonicera nitida interacts

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Chris Metherell's picture

Lonicera nitida

Very rarely flowers in Northumberland, in fact I gather it is a rather shy flowerer in the UK generally. Much under-recorded because not only is it a garden escape (and the fashion was not to record these until fairly recently) but also because few people recognise it.

Chris Metherell
BSBI VC Recorder
North Northumberland

martinjohnbishop's picture

Flowered in Cambridge last year

David Trevan's picture

Lonicera nitida

Very common as a hedge on the IOW. I have a boundary hedge of this species which flowers and produce rather stunning purple fruits.If it is trimmed hard then the flowers are not so prolifically produced.Excellent hedge if it is trimmed with a taper otherwise it tends to die out at the base. Also regenerates well if it is cut back hard.

David J Trevan

David Trevan's picture

Lonicera nitida

Very common as a hedge on the IOW. I have a boundary hedge of this species which flowers and produces rather stunning purple fruits.If it is trimmed hard then the flowers are not so prolifically produced.Excellent hedge if it is trimmed with a taper otherwise it tends to die out at the base. Also regenerates well if it is cut back hard.

David J Trevan

jennnywren's picture

Thank you all for your

Thank you all for your comments!

Rachy Ramone's picture

Lonicera nitida

...is also excellent for learning about topiary.

It grows so quickly that mistakes are easily rectified - unlike box, or yew.

The bad side is that it needs clipping at least 2-3 times a year to keep it under control.

Rachy Ramone

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