Fragrant flowers forum: Winter Honeysuckle

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Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Avedon
Feb 25, 2013 7:16 PM CST
Just wanted to post a picture of the big winter honeysuckle we have in full bloom now. Lots of honey bees in there, and the fragrance is so wonderful. Really love this plant!


Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
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soilsandup
Apr 8, 2013 8:59 PM CST
That is one huge plant - no wonder the fragrance is so great.

Do you happen to know the latin name?
Name: Avedon
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Avedon
Apr 9, 2013 2:04 PM CST
Hi, Dianne, glad you liked the picture. I think this is a marvelous shrub, nothing seems to bother it, and the deer have never touched it. The latin name is--- hope I spell this correctly--Lonicera fragrantissima. If you have the room for something this big, I highly recommend it. I see you are Zone 9a and depending on the weather, could easily be evergreen in your climate. It is semi-evergreen for us through the winter.
Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
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soilsandup
Apr 9, 2013 2:50 PM CST
Avedon - thanks for the information. Looks like its natural growth habit is going to be too big for my garden. Even though I have gotten rid of all my lawn, I have now filled 95% of the space and can only tuck small plants here and there.

Name: Vanessa
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Sep 15, 2013 8:54 PM CST
You may be able to keep the size down by pruning, mine responds really well to pruning, I'd say it would be great for hedging if you don't mind a deciduous hedge.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Sep 16, 2013 4:24 AM CST
Yes, they respond well to pruning and can be kept to a much smaller size that way.
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