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Scientific Name: Lonicera nitida 'Red Tips'
Pronunciation: lun-NISS-ur-uh NIT-ih-duh
Common Name: boxleaf honeysuckle
Family Name: Caprifoliaceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Key ID Features: Leaves opposite, about 1 cm long, heart-shaped or ovate (may resemble the Ace of Spades), new growth is burgundy, fading to a red blush on glossy green leaves.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Fastigiate
Form: Climbing
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:1.5 - 2.0m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Arbors or trellis, Fragrance, Hedge row
Additional Info: Google
boxleaf honeysuckle
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Cordate, Rounded, Truncate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type:
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Tubular
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, White
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: May

Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Violet, Blue
Fruiting Time: Jul, Aug, Sep
Bark Morphology: Multi-stem trunk
Bark or Stem Colour: Red, Brown

Propagation: Seed, Hardwood cuttings, Layering
Pest Susceptibility: Dieback, Scale insects,
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