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Lonicera fragrantissima/Winter Honeysuckle

Lonicera fragrantissima / Lonicera fragrantissima
Very close-up image of a winter flower
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Very close-up image of a winter flower

A branch of the highly fragrant flowers

A shrub in late winter with emerging flowers and little foliage

Flowering branch in winter

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Scientific Name: Lonicera fragrantissima
Common Name: Winter Honeysuckle
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Spring
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: Is an evergreen in the deep South and semi-evergreen to deciduous plant further North. Water requirements low on established plants. Use as informal hedge, screen or background plant. Have white flowers that have a sweet, lemony fragrance that provides a wonderful aroma on a warm day in the spring garden.