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LONICERA nitida 'Elegant'
Box Honeysuckle, Wilson's Honeysuckle


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:: Caprifoliaceae :: LONICERA :: nitida :: 'Elegant'
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Alternative to Boxwood to make medium hedges or topiary forms, but can also be left unpruned to form an evergreen "ruffled" shrub.


The plant tends to loose basal leaves. To avoid this phenomenon, pruning must be regular so that the plant does not form old wood and always restarts easily after pruning, ideally twice a year after the flowering (end of June-beginning of July) and in the beginning of autumn.

Evergreen shrub with dense foliage, consisting of small glossy very dark green leaves, round. The young shoot and the stems are purple, hairt. In the middle of spring, tiny creamy white tubular flowers appear, a little scented. They are followed by purple spherical berries.

  • Uses: Monospecific medium sized hedgerows, wild hedgerows, mixed hedgerows, talus, topiaries

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: evergreen
  • Habit: bushy
  • Height: 1.5 m x 1.5 m (5 ft x 5 ft)
  • Growth: medium
  • Flowering period: May-June
  • Époque de fructification : Summer

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: oval
  • Foliage colour: dark green
  • Flowers shape: tubular (small)
  • Flowers colour: cream white
  • Forme des fruits : berries
  • Couleur des fruits : purple
  • Parfum : yes


  • Soil type: drained, not too limestone
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 20 °C (-4 °F - USDA zone 6b)