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LONICERA nitida 'Maigrün'
Box Honeysuckle, Wilson's Honeysuckle


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:: Caprifoliaceae :: LONICERA :: nitida :: 'Maigrün' (syn. 'Maigruen')
  • Type of products available: 0/1/0A5, 0/1/0A7, 0/1/1P8

Main asset

Alternative to Boxwood to make medium hedges or topiary forms, but can also often left unpruned to form an evergreen ground-cover.


Since the plant grows faster than Boxwood, pruning should be regular, ideally twice a year after flowering (late June-early July) and early autumn.

Evergreen compact shrub with dense foliage, consisting of small glossy dark green leaves, round. In the middle of spring, tiny creamy white tubular flowers appear, a little scented. They are followed by purple spherical berries.

  • Uses: Monospecific small sized hedgerows, talus, topiaries

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: evergreen
  • Habit: bushy
  • Height: 1 m x 1 m (3 ft x 3 ft)
  • Growth: medium
  • Flowering period: May-June
  • Époque de fructification : Summer

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: oval
  • Foliage colour: dark green
  • Flowers shape: tubular (small)
  • Flowers colour: cream white
  • Forme des fruits : berries
  • Couleur des fruits : purple
  • Parfum : yes


  • Soil type: drained, not too limestone
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 20 °C (-4 °F - USDA zone 6b)