Elegant hedge myrtle - needs no fertiliser
The most beautiful hedge in the whole world! The evergreen honeysuckle, Lonicera nitida Elegant, is also known as hedge myrtle or Böschungsmyrthe. It belongs to the honeysuckle family with 180 species worldwide. The honeysuckle originally comes from China and grows there along slopes, bushes and rivers, either singly or in groups. Their stems grow in all directions soon after planting, they are slender and strong with many small, fresh green leaves. The leathery, oval leaves shine in the light as if they were coated with varnish. If the stems are cut back hard, they grow even denser. The honeysuckle grows quickly (0.80-1.50 metres high) into a broad bushy small shrub with deep roots. Its beautiful, creamy white and fragrant flowers will delight you from May to June. In autumn, round, purple berries form that are very popular with birds. Snail-eating hedgehogs like to seek shelter there.
Völly uncomplicated and robust
The Lonicera is happy in sunny, semi-shady and shady places, it tolerates any kind of soil (sandy, but clay soil is also possible) and is always healthy. Even without watering and fertilising it does very well; only if it does not rain for a long time should you water the honeysuckle sufficiently. It can withstand cold weather very well and without any winter protection. It is best to plant the Lonicera in spring or autumn so that the roots have grown sufficiently large by summer. Plant 12 plants per square metre.
Wall, balcony, Asian or ornamental garden
Cherries are very attractive as an impressive single plant or in a border, and grow well in height and width. They are excellent hedging plants and privacy screens for balconies and terraces. The elegant hedge cherries can also be planted as a cut hedge and then trimmed into any shape, even an artistically attractive one. Honeysuckles are also ideal as a compact hedge, as a beautiful ground cover, modestly under a tree or absolutely dense, natural surroundings for animals. Lonicera honeysuckle is also a grateful substitute for boxwood and is even popular as a bonsai.
The garden looks downright cozy when honeysuckle is combined with the purple flowering bubic head . This hardy ground cover is also lovely, its flowers turning brightly in autumn. Creeping Spindle- Gaiety The undemanding Lonicera nitida Elegant looks magnificent all year round and will soon become your new favourite in the garden, buy it now and it will be with you in no time!
Buy Lonicera nitida Elegant
The elegant hedge myrtle transforms your garden into a small, flowering paradise at any time of year. It tends to grow wider rather than taller and is therefore a popular choice for low hedges. Gardeners also use the Lonicera nitida Elegant as a ground cover to quickly create a greenery in branched or open areas of the garden with little effort. The shrub can be pruned without leaves. It reaches a height of 120cm and is therefore also used as a boxwood substitute. The hedge myrtle gets its filigree, very noble shape from the small, egg-shaped flowers. In May, small white flowers form on this ground cover, scattering a delicate fragrance and later bearing purple-red fruits.
For one square metre you will need about 12 plants.
The plants are grown in pots, so you can use the hedge myrtle Elegant all year round.