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Lonicera x purpusii
common name: Winter honeysuckle
shrub, semi-evergreen, scented/aromatic
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: cream
main season: Winter
full sun, part shade
moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Vigorous shrubby honeysuckle hybrid.. Small, very fragrant creamy-white flowers produced in winter. Usually semi-evergreen.
Any well-drained, reasonably fertile soil in sun or partial shade.
Prune in late spring.
From semi-ripe or hardwoord cuttings. Also by layering.
Hybrid between L. fragrantissima and L. standishii.
Named after two German plant collectors, the brothers Carl Albert Purpus and Joseph Anton Purpus.