Lonicera Garden Clouds® Purple Storm

Lonicera Garden Clouds® Purple Storm

Lonicera nitida ‘GRLN02’ PP33761

Garden Clouds Lonicera are evergreen, disease resistant, and naturally rounded, making them ideal boxwood alternatives. Thriving in full sun or shade, Purple Storm’s dark purple new shoots are an added bonus to the green, glossy, small leaves.

Sunset Zones

4–9, 14–24

USDA Zones

-10°F to 0°F USDA zones 6–9

This plant isn't suitable for your USDA Zone 10a

Lonicera Garden Clouds® Purple Storm Features

Plant Dimensions

2–3' H x 2–3' W

Landscape Use

Accent, Border, Container, Foundation Planting, Groundcover, Hedge, Mass planting, Rock Gardens

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Disease / Pest Resistance, Easy Care


Glossy green foliage with dark purple new shoots

Flowering Season


Lonicera Garden Clouds® Purple Storm Plant Care

Water Needs

Medium Water Once Established


Apply a balanced slow-release each spring


Prune to shape as desired


Well-drained garden soil

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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Your zip code 92653 is located in Zone: 10a with a temperature range of: 30 to 35 °F.