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Plant Details

Lonicera nitida 'Baggesens Gold'

Box Honeysuckle
Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Sun
Height: Maximum 5 feet
Width: Maximum 5 feet
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Great Plant Picks - "Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold' is an adaptable and versatile shrub that adds a glow of sunshine to the garden. It develops into a mound of arching branches covered with dainty, golden leaves. In sun these take on a ""platinum blond"" cast, in more shade they deepen to chartreuse. Equally at home in a perennial border or as a specimen shrub, it makes a good golden substitute for boxwood, lending itself to shearing for topiaries and hedges. It can also be used as a tall groundcover under large trees and makes an attractive addition to the winter garden. shrub companions could include those with deep green leaves, such as rhododendrons, or for more contrast, those with purple foliage, such as purpleleaf ninebark or purple smokebush. Textural contrast with dwarf Hinoki cypresses (Chamaecyparis obtusa cultivars) would be interesting, and the yellow flowers of Corylopsis would shine against this evergreen. Pick up the golden hues of 'Baggesen's Gold' with perennials like Bowles' golden sedge, Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' and autumn fern. This cultivar was introduced by J. H. Baggesen, of Kent, England, in about 1967." Grow this tough evergreen shrub in a moist to well-drained location. It will also perform well in sand or clay with adequate drainage. It will grow best in full sun to dappled shade, although the foliage color is chartreuse in a shady location. Provide occasional watering during dry weather. If kept too dry in sun the foliage will bleach and burn. It responds well to pruning and can easily be shaped and sheared.

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Name City/State Email Phone Prod Type Availability
Chehalem Mountain Nursery Inc. Hillsboro, OR Email now 503-628-3765 Container: X
Dinsdale Nursery Sherwood, OR Email now 503-925-9292 Container: 1
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  • P & D Nursery Tualatin, OR Email now 503-638-6366 Container: 3