Lonicera × purpusii Rehd.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Lonicera × purpusii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-x-purpusii/). Accessed 2020-04-08.

Genus

Glossary

axillary
Situated in an axil.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
hybrid
Plant originating from the cross-fertilisation of genetically distinct individuals (e.g. two species or two subspecies).
midrib
midveinCentral and principal vein in a leaf.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
reflexed
Folded backwards.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Lonicera × purpusii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-x-purpusii/). Accessed 2020-04-08.

A deciduous shrub of dense, rounded habit, up to 10 ft high, more in diameter; young stems glabrous or almost so. Leaves ovate to oval, 2 to 312 in. long, 1 to 134 in. wide, pointed, broadly tapered to rounded at the base, glabrous above, slightly hairy on the midrib and veins beneath, margins bristly. Flowers white, fragrant, in axillary clusters of two to four; corolla 58 in. long, 12 in. wide, the short rounded lobes reflexed; stamens glistening white, anthers bright yellow, conspicuously exposed. Bot. Mag., n.s., t. 323.

A hybrid between L. fragrantissima and L. standishii. Flowering like them early in February, it makes an attractive addition to early flowering shrubs.

This hybrid resembles L. fragrantissima in having the branchlets almost glabrous and the corollas glabrous on the outside; but the leaves are edged with bristly hairs as in L. standishii.


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