Audrey's Plantmania

An Annapolis gardener sharing her bounty at bargain prices

Winter honeysuckle (Lonicera x purpusii) April 13, 2011

Filed under: Flowers white,Fragrant,Shrubs,Spring Interest,Sun-loving plants — annapolisplants @ 3:47 am

Lusciously fragrant flowers in March, which linger for weeks.  This is prized as one of the earliest blooming and most fragrant shrubs known.  Grows to be a large, sprawling shrub 6′ high and wide, so give it plenty of room.  Flowers best in at least half-sun.

Great article this shrub here, including different ways to prune it into a small tree, espalier, or vigorous shrub.

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