Lonicera can be deciduous and evergreen shrubs, or climbers with twining stems. The tubular or two-lipped flowers, often very fragrant, are followed by red or black berries. 'Baggesen's Gold' is a dense, spreading, evergreen shrub to around 1,5m tall and wide. Long, arching shoots are covered with small, ovate, golden-yellow leaves that turn yellow-green in autumn. Tiny, cream spring flowers may be followed by purple berries.
Golden Shrubby Honeysuckle performs best in full sun to partial shade with well-drained, normal soil. Plant Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold' in sheltered or exposed sites, avoiding harsh winds.
Best uses for Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold'
Honeysuckle Baggesen's Gold makes for a great formal screen due to its dense, bushy habit.
Combine Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold' hedging with
Golden Honeysuckle looks great planted with other shrubs for hedging.
Growth rate of Golden Shrubby Honeysuckle
Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold' is particularly fast growing and will achieve 40-60cm per year. Golden Shrubby Honeysuckle is ideal for hedging of up to 2m.
Care advice for Golden Shrubby Honeysuckle hedging plants
Honeysuckle 'Baggesen's Gold' can be trimmed in summer or autumn, depending on whether a formal or more informal style is required.