Lonicera ‘Spring Purple’

Project Description

  • A very hardy deciduous twining shrub
  • Any well drained soil
  • Tolerates all conditions from full sun to an east facing fence
  • The young leaves are purple in the spring
  • Becomes perfoliate forming a very large rounded disk turning pale green, then to yellow in the autumn
  • Flowers yellow with protruding yellow anthers
  • The flowers are not fragrant but loved by the bees
  • Large orange berries in the autumn
  • Pruning – you can cut back the new growth by half before the end of June, but leave the flower shoots until the winter or you will lose the large orange berries


Trade Only

Saleable stock to Garden Centres

Exclusively propagated and marketed by  

New Leaf Nursery, England


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Lonicera  prolifera x glaucescens species from North America           First image L. prolifera      Second image L. glaucescens



Calcareous woods, often on sloping or rocky ground.

Family Caprifoliaceae
Lonicera dioica L. var. glaucescens (Rydb.) Butters
wild honeysuckle
Lonicera: named for Adam Lonitzer (1528-1586), a German herbalist, physician and botanist who wrote a standard herbal text that was reprinted many times between 1557 and 1783


Lonicera ‘Spring Purple’


Lonicera Spring Purple in MayLonicera Spring Purple in flower

Lonicera Spring Purple Oct Lonicera Spring Purple berries ASeptember 4th 2015

Project Details

  • GenusLonicera
  • Speciesprolifera x glaucescens
  • Cultivar'Spring Purple'
  • CategoryTwining shrub
  • Height & Spread2m x 2.5m along a fence or wall or support, as a shrub a good plant to hide an oil tank
  • Plant Breeders RightsExclusive to New Leaf Nursery, England
  • ColoursYellow