Scientific Name: Lonicera nitida 'Red Tips'
Common Name: boxleaf honeysuckle
Family Name: Caprifoliaceae
Origin: Garden origin, S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 1.5 - 2.0m (height x width)
Habit: Fastigiate
Form: Climbing
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Arbors or trellis, Fragrance, Hedge row
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Lustrous, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: White, May
Fruit: Berry (true), Blue, Violet, Jul-Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Leaves opposite, about 1cm long, heart-shaped or ovate (may resemble the Ace of Spades), new growth is burgundy, fading to a red blush on glossy green leaves.