University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
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Winter Honeysuckle
Lonicera fragrantissima
Winter Honeysuckle form
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Leaf spots, powdery mildew, aphids, plant hoppers, scale are possible. These problems seldom become serious.
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8 
Mature Height: 6-10 Feet
Mature Width: 6-10 Feet
Features: Fragrant white flowers in early spring before the leaves emerge; blue green leaves (leaves are semi-evergreen in southern states); red berries in summer.
Culture: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soils are best; but tolerates dry sites; tolerates alkaline soil.
Mature Form: Rounded to irregular
Native To: China
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Use for: Border.Border
Foundation
Use for: Hedge.Hedge
Massing
Naturalizing
Use for: Screen.Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes: All honeysuckle shrubs require annual pruning to keep them in good shape and at a good size. They can tolerate very heavy pruning. Many honeysuckles are considered weedy, but Winter Honeysuckle does not present this problem.

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