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Henry's Honeysuckle

Lonicera henryi  • 

Photo: Henry's Honeysuckle

General description

This evergreen honeysuckle has large clusters of tubular, scented flowers, purple, red and yellow-red in colour, produced in early to mid summer. Leaves are lance-shaped and dark green, retained all year round.

Plant requirements

Suitable for full sun to medium shade. Tolerates all soil conditions, except extremely dry. Hardy.

Maintenance

Tie to support. Three years after planting, remove one in three of the shoots near to ground level after flowering, choosing the oldest. This will in turn maintain a good display of flowers.

Practical use

Use on walls, fences, trellis, pergolas, pillars or grow through large shrubs.

Properties

Height
1 - 500 cm
Color
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Soil type
Any
Sunlight
Any
PH
Neutral
Moisture
Moist but well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy