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Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold /Boxleaf Honeysuckle

Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold   / Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold
Has a mass of small, dark green leaves
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Has a mass of small, dark green leaves

Leaves starting to becoming golden in early spring

Close view of the leaves and the dark stems

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Scientific Name: Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold
Common Name: Boxleaf 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, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: One of the best plants in the winter landscape because of its colorful foliage. Plant in bright shade to get the best brilliance in its golden yellow foliaage. Grows in full sun, but leaf scorch may occur. Called the "poor man's" boxwood since it fits the same need. However, it grows faster but does not have the more desirable qualities of boxwood.