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Lonicera fragrantissima (Lonicera purpusii (Shrubby honeysuckle))

My winter-flowering honeysuckle is just coming into bloom.



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Is it as fragrant as the name suggests?

29 Nov, 2009

 

Yes! I have two shrubs, one seems to keep its leaves, the other loses most of them, which I find strange. :-)))

My problem is that I am not nasty enough to them at pruning time - so one is getting like a tree in size!

29 Nov, 2009

 

So this one is a shrub and not a climber?

29 Nov, 2009

 

So dainty!

29 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks, Wagger - do you know this one?

Indeed it is, Toto! One is about 6' tall, and the other is errr....about twice that! I can't reach to prune it. They are great to have - just beautiful from now on. :-))

29 Nov, 2009

 

I've heard of it many times, Spritz particularly with reference to its perfume.

29 Nov, 2009

 

It's worth a space in your garden - if you've got any left, that is! LOL.

29 Nov, 2009

 

It's a lovely plant, and I agree worth a space in any garden :) It sits quietly, keeping itself to itself for most of the year, then suddenly bursts forth with the most amazing scented flowers....if you pick a sprig or two and put it in a vase it will scent a room :) Sadly, mine got too out of hand and I had to let it go a couple of years ago....:(

29 Nov, 2009

 

Definately a must have for the garden, especially this time of year :))))

30 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks Spritz. Has gone on my favourites for future reference.

30 Nov, 2009

 

:-))

Yes, I can imagine, Di - just too vigorous for the space you have. :-((

30 Nov, 2009

 

how lovely to have honeysuckle in the winter.............

30 Nov, 2009

 

Yes, it is! I inherited these shrubs and had to find out what they were, as they don't look much like the usual Honeysuckles.

Mind you, my L. periclymen is still flowering well :-)))

30 Nov, 2009

 

lovely clear white too. my baby one died in the summer :o(

30 Nov, 2009

 

Oh dear - that's a shame! Will you try again?

30 Nov, 2009

 

probably but there are so many other plants i also want. have to draw a line somewhere......... anywhere....... :o)

30 Nov, 2009

 

Shoehorn again? Want to borrow mine? ;-))))

30 Nov, 2009

 

love it barbara, mind you i love most white flowers ;o))

1 Dec, 2009



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