Honeysuckle shrub - a wonderful alternative to buxus hedging. It has small oval glossy foliage that is tightly knitted together so it forms a dense, compact hedge. It is a fast-growing hedge that has a high tolerance of clipping - this can be done on a regular basis, so it creates a formal looking hedge. It is excellent as it can be planted anywhere and in in any position.
Where to Site Your Lonicera
Lonicera are perfect hedging option as well a planting in a border
How to Grow and Look After your Lonicera
Loniera need sun or partial shade they like to grow in moist well drained soil. The don’t like to sit in water
They also do well from a top dressing of fertiliser in spring like fish blood and bone to help with the growth and the flowering.
With it being a quick growing hedge, it needs pruning twice a year and then tidy up any straggly branches. Can also be done using hedge shears to save on time