Common Name: Shrubby honeysuckle
Cultivar: 'Baggesen's Gold'
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Sandy
Time to take cuttings: April to June
There are two kinds of shrubby honeysuckle with varied uses around the garden. Foliage kinds are popular for hedging and topiary, while flowering species and varieties are important border shrubs. This species is perhaps the best known of the hedging types, popular for dwarf formal hedges kept clipped to the same strict outlines as can be achieved with box. It is dense and fast-growing, both in the green form and its fine yellow variety 'Baggesen's Gold'. The colour is at its brightest in summer, fading to a yellowish green in autumn. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
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