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Lonicera elisae

11th March 2012

The winter flowering Lonicera are always interesting in the winter garden. They rarely make a spectacular impact but the occasional flowers are worth seeking out.
This was introduced to cultivation in the west by Roy Lancaster who found two orange berries on a mountain path in Hupeh, China.
I was charmed by the flowers when I first saw it and bought a young plant as soon as it was available. It should make a small twiggy shrub and I am hoping for a decent display of flowers (I have had two so far).