Lonicera ‘Spring Purple’

  • 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
Genus Lonicera
Species prolifera x glaucescens
Cultivar 'Spring Purple'
Category Deciduous shrub
Height & Spread 200 cm x 250 cm along a fence or wall or supported as a shrub
Plant Breeders Rights Exclusive to Newleaf Plants
Colours Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline and may vary according to local conditions.
  • Peter Moore

  • Peter Moore Spring Purple in bud

  • In fruit autumn 2012 Peter Moore

  • Purple leaves in May Peter Moore

  • close up of the purple leaves May 2008 Peter Moore

  • Close up of flower with bee Peter Moore

  • Single purple leaf early May Peter Moore

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