The winter flowering, shrubby honeysuckle with very fragrant cream flowers that offer rare interest in the winter garden and bring the scent of midsummer into the coldest of days.
A shrub honeysuckle which produces its flowers on the bare wood in from December to April to enchant and enliven the senses on the dullest of mid-winter days. Good scent.
The small, cream-coloured flowers first appear among the largely evergreen leaves in early to mid-December, and often last well into April. Winter Beauty will form a large bush in time, with a height and spread of 2-3m, but can be confined to a smaller size by judicious pruning in late spring.
Plant near a path to take full advantage of the scent.
First recorded in 1923 by Alfred Rehder.
Common name(s): Winter flowering honeysuckle