Photos courtesy of Bloomin' Easy'® and Van Belle Nursery, Inc.
Rocketliners® are sized, shaped and rooted throughout the pot with strong and responsive roots. Gardeners can expect a finished healthy plant within a single growing season. They have greater fresh root mass and vertical root training which promotes faster finishing times. While it can often take up to 3 years for a shrub or vine to get fully established growing from bareroot, Rocketliners® may only take 12 months, saving you up to 2 seasons of waiting time. Rocketliners® are for gardeners that have busy lives, little time to waste and want to start out with the best planting stock.
About this Variety
Thunderbolt™ Box Honeysuckle (Lonicera nitida ‘Golden Glow’ USPP#26598) by Bloomin’ Easy® produces beautiful chartreuse-green foliage and a dense, compact form making this new box honeysuckle a great choice for many landscape applications. You can plant it as a hedge and trim into a classic box form or use it as a feature in a mixed garden bed. Tolerates lots of shade, but will perform best in part sun conditions. Thunderbolt™ is a colorful improvement on a landscaper classic. Pollinator friendly and deer resistant.
- Shrubs are the cornerstone of landscapes
- Chartreuse and lime foliage
- Mounding form
- Rocketliners® have a greater fresh root mass and root training for faster finishing times
Full sun to partial shade
Grows 48-60" tall
Plant 48-60" apart with the root ball even with ground level
Hardy in zones 6-9
Dig a hole two times the width of the Liner pot. Set top of root ball even with ground level. Combine planting mix and garden soil. Fill to ground level and tamp down firmly. Water to settle soil. Add layer of mulch to retain moisture and discourage weeds. Water regularly for the first year, then as needed once established. Feed with a quality fertilizer following application and frequency instructions, typically just before and during the bloom season.
Thunderbolt® is a broadleaf evergreen (holds its leaves all year) preferred for its dense, colorful foliage and flexible use in the landscape. You can leave it to cascade naturally, trim lightly to keep a tidy form, or fully shape it into a hedge or topiary. The choice is yours. Be sure to prune when the threat of frost is over to avoid stress or severe damage to the plant.