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Lonicera pileata

Privet Honeysuckle

Pronunciation
lon-ISS-er-a pie-lee-A-ta
Genus
Nativity

China

Growth Habit

Horizontal, spreading habit with cascading branches that tend to build on each other. Evergreen.

Hardiness
6
Culture

Moist to dry soil in shade to part shade.

Facultative Status
Well drained soil
Landscape Use

Effective ground cover. Good plant for dry shade.

Foliage

Opposite small, lustrous, dark green leaves.

Buds

Buds are small and opposite. Not a significant ID characteristic.

Bark

Light brown.

Flower

Yellowish white, .5 inches long flowers occur in pairs during May and are not very effective.

Fruit

Seldom seen on plant in the US

Propagation

Cuttings.

Pests
None serious.
Cultivars

'Loughgall Evergreen' - evergreen, wide-spreading groundcover selection.

'Moss Green' - low-spreading, compact, not vigorous, with bright green leaves.

'Royal Carpet' - 18 feet inches high, 5 feet wide, straight-spreading branches, glossy green leaves, purple fruit.

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