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Lonicera ligustrina ‘Lemon Beauty’ (Box Honeysuckle)

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Lonicera ligustrina ‘Lemon Beauty’ (Box Honeysuckle) is a dense, evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub of mounded habit with a luminous variegated foliage of small, ovate, glossy dark green leaves adorned with lemon and chartreuse edges. Tiny cream flowers appear in spring, which are followed in fall by sparse pale purple berries. Fast-growing, this Box Honeysuckle is quite versatile. It may be used as a groundcover, as a shrub in mixed borders or as a beautiful hedge.

  • Grows up to 3-6 ft. tall and wide (90-180 cm).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Best leaf color is obtained in full sun but tolerant of light shade. This plant is widely soil adaptable but thrives in fertile, moist soil that will not dry out in winter.
  • Excellent choice for mixed borders, hedges, edging, groundcover. Tolerant of salt spray, it is a nice addition to coastal gardens.
  • Low maintenance, this plant is generally pest and disease free. Watch for powdery mildew.
  • If grown as hedging or for topiary, clip any time from spring to fall. Otherwise, prune immediately after flowering.
  • Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings from late spring to late summer

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Caprifoliaceae
Genus Lonicera
Common names Honeysuckle, Bush Honeysuckle
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3' - 6'
(90cm - 180cm)
Spread 3' - 6'
(90cm - 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Semi-Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Salt
Garden Uses Edging, Ground Covers, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Lonicera hirsuta (Hairy Honeysuckle)
Lonicera dioica (Limber Honeysuckle)
Lonicera flava (Yellow Honeysuckle)
Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’ (Trumpet Honeysuckle)
Lonicera involucrata (Twinberry Honeysuckle)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle)

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Heuchera ‘Caramel’ (Coral Bells)
Nepeta ‘Six Hills Giant’ (Catmint)
Dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaff’
Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’ (Ornamental Onion)

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Caprifoliaceae
Genus Lonicera
Common names Honeysuckle, Bush Honeysuckle
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3' - 6'
(90cm - 180cm)
Spread 3' - 6'
(90cm - 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Semi-Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Salt
Garden Uses Edging, Ground Covers, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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