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Emerald Mound Honeysuckle

Lonicera xylosteum 'Emerald Mound'

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Emerald Mound Honeysuckle (Lonicera xylosteum 'Emerald Mound') at Classic Landscape Centre

Emerald Mound Honeysuckle

Emerald Mound Honeysuckle

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Height:  3 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

A neat, ball-shaped and mounded shrub which features blue-green foliage, small yellow flowers in spring and red berries in fall; excellent choice for use in groups or as a natural hedge because of its consistent shape; easy to grow and very adaptable

Ornamental Features

Emerald Mound Honeysuckle features subtle buttery yellow flowers along the branches in mid spring. It has emerald green foliage throughout the season. The oval leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. It produces red berries from early to mid summer.

Landscape Attributes

Emerald Mound Honeysuckle is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Emerald Mound Honeysuckle is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Emerald Mound Honeysuckle will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features