Lonicera x purpusii 'Winter Beauty'

Lonicera x purpusii 'Winter Beauty'

Description: A round, deciduous or sometimes semi-evergreen shrub with bright-green, paired, ovate shaped leaves and red-purple young shoots. Very fragrant creamy-white flowers appear on bare branches in winter and early spring.

Uses: A well-drained mixed or winter border. Best planted near a path or in a front garden, where its gorgeous fragrance can be appreciated.

Climate/Position: Full sun or partial shade.

Height/Spread: Height and spread to 2 meters.

Soil Requirements: Any fertile, well-drained soil.

Pruning: Prune established shrubs after flowering, removing a third of the flowering shoots.

Special Requirements: Apply a mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around at the base of the plant in early spring.

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