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Lonicera fragrantissima
Common Name: Winter Honeysuckle Family: Caprifoliaceae (The Honeysuckle Family)

Lonicera fragrantissima
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A very fragrant winter-flowering honeysuckle shrub best placed where you will walk past it in winter and early spring. Our large specimen at the nursery begins blooming with small, white flowers in late January and continues through March. Makes a lovely cut flower for a winter vase. Underplant with hellebores and allow a few Clematis to grow up through its branches to add colour later in the season.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Scrub land at elevations of 200-700 m.

ClassSemi-evergreen  Primary Bloom ColourWhite 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height6-10'  Bloom TimeWinter 
Spread5-8'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Shade Part Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Helleborus x hybridus "Mrs Betty Ranicar"
Clematis (Evison Collection) "'Empress'"
Clematis (Kivistik Collection) "'Minister'"

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