Lonicera pileata

(Box-leaf, Honeysuckle)


$24.99


Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Lonicera pileata is a dense, spreading, evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub which is typically grown as a high ground cover rising to 2-3′ tall but spreading to 5-8′ wide or more on horizontal branches which root at the nodes where they touch the ground. It is native to slopes and open forests in central to southeastern China. Common names include privet honeysuckle (foliage resembles privet) or box leaf honeysuckle (foliage resembles boxwood). Ovate, glossy green leaves (to 1 1/4" long). Small fragrant yellowish-white flowers in spring (May). Flowers give way to small translucent purple berries (1/4" wide) which mature in fall. Neither the flowers nor the berries are ornamentally significant.

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Description

Easily grown in humusy, organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. In hot summer climates, plants typically perform best in part shade to full shade. Plants have drought tolerance in shady areas, but need regular moisture in sunny locations or foliage may burn.

Additional information

Common Name

Box-leaf, Honeysuckle

Botanical Name

Lonicera pileata

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

2 ft.

Width

5 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Low

Blooming Period

May

Flower Color

Cream

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Berry Color

purple

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