Lonicera setifera 'Daphnis'
(Honeysuckle) New to us this is a rare, hardy, medium sized once established deciduous shrub native to the Himalayas which has clusters of small but beautiful white to pale pink, fragrant flowers in late winter.
New to us, Lonicera setifera 'Daphnis' is a hardy deciduous shrub native to the Himalayas which has clusters of white to pale pink, fragrant flowers in winter. These flowers are followed by red fruit later in they year. The leaves are bright green when they emerge in Spring, turning grey-green in colour later in the year with an unusual toothed margin.
Best flower display once established in a sunny position, sheltered from strong winds.
- Position: Full sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Most fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: March.
- Flower Colour: White to pale-pink
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Lonicera setifera 'Daphnis' grows to be a branching medium sized shrub.
- Height: 1.5 - 2 m (5 - 6 ft).
- Spread: 2 m (6 ft).
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Light Shade
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Medium (1.5m - 3m)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Acid, Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Dry/Sandy, Soil: Alkaline
- Special Features
- Fruit - Ornamental, Rare and Unusual, Flowers in Winter, Suitable for Containers