- Partial Sun (5 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 5 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 5 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 9
Thunderbolt is a shrubby, broadleaf evergreen that has a shocking golden color that lives up to its name. The spreading habit of Lonicera nitida ‘Thunderbolt’ gives it a strong presence that screams to be looked at by your guests. Use this shrub planted in the ground in groups or grown in a container as a specimen, Thunderbolt will boost any spot you put it in.
Honeysuckle shrubs can also be grown as a hedge or clipped into tight topiary shapes. It is a very versatile plant that gives the garden year-round interest and definition.
Thunderbolt Box Honeysuckle Care
Honeysuckle prefers a moist, well drained soil that has moderate nutrition. 5.0-8.0 pH is acceptable. Planting Lonicera in full sun will keep the colors vivid. After Thunderbolt is established it is very drought tolerant and will only need extra irrigation during the hottest of spells.
When Lonicera nitida is grown as a hedge or topiary, regular annual pruning is all that is needed to keep the shape. The best time to clip back broadleaved evergreens is in the middle of summer.
Thunderbolt Box Honeysuckle Spacing
Lonicera nitida is fairly compact in its size. Height of 3-5 feet and width of 3-5 feet. When planted as a hedge the spacing should be 3 feet, center on center. If planted to be grown unclipped, a spacing of 5 feet, center on center, or greater is appropriate.
Thunderbolt Box Honeysuckle Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun (5 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 3 - 5 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 - 5 Feet|
|Spacing: 3 - 5 Feet|
|Habit: Mounded, Spreading|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Disease|
|Tolerates: Drought, Salt|
|Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Borders, Edging, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Thunderbolt Box Honeysuckle|
|Scientific Name: LONICERA NITIDA `THUNDERBOLT`|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.