Box Honeysuckle

Flashy foliage

Thunderbolt® is an award-winning new Box Honeysuckle featuring flashy chartreuse foliage with an improved, dense, midsize frame. Let it naturally cascade for focal interest or shape it to taste.

Because of its smaller leaf size and dense form, Thunderbolt® makes a great boxwood hedge replacement in part sun landscapes.

Lonicera nitida ‘Golden Glow’ USPP#26598
Introduced in 2019

Zones 5-9, can handle temperatures down to -29 Celsius or -20 Fahrenheit

Part Sun, or 3-4 hours of sun per day

Mature Size & Shape:
3-4ft tall and 3-4ft wide / 90-120cm x 90-120cm
Upright then cascading, very easy to trim to desired shape and size


Planting and Care

Planting your Thunderbolt® Box Honeysuckle is easy:

Dig a hole twice the width of the pot, and deep enough so that when you place the plant in the hole, the top of the root ball is level with the ground around the hole. Fill in the space around the plant with a planting soil mix (you can buy this where you buy the plant) and press the area down with your foot.

Give the plant a good watering to help it settle in.



To get the most out of your Bloomin’ Easy plant, follow these easy care tips. Sign up for reminders (above) to make it even easier!


Your plant needs regular watering to settle into its new home and establish roots. Give your plants a good soaking about once per week, and more often when it’s hot. Keep in mind that plants in containers dry out faster than in the ground. If leaves are wilting or curling, more water is needed. Use a soaker hose or drip system to make watering easier.


Reduce watering and weeding by adding a 2-3 inch layer of organic bark mulch around your plants. You can find this at your local garden center.


Your plant won’t need a lot of fertilizer, but it will benefit from an organic all-purpose fertilizer in the spring when the leaves start to sprout. A fertilizer with a higher middle number (e.g. 15-30-15 or 5-10-5) will work best.


Very easy to trim and shape! Trim anytime the temperature is above freezing.


We understand that you want to create a beautiful, relaxing space to enjoy. This is why we focus on improved plants that require minimal effort to deliver outstanding beauty, as well as making it easy for you to know how and when to provide care for each Bloomin’ Easy plant you grow. You can do this, and we’re here to help!


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