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Honeysuckle

Lonicera periclymenum  • 

Photo: Honeysuckle

Photo: Honeysuckle
Photo: Honeysuckle
Photo: Honeysuckle

General description

A large twining deciduous climber with oval, dark green leaves whitish beneath and terminal clusters of fragrant white flowers which soon turn to buff-yellow. Berries red. Long flowering season

Plant requirements

Sunlight

Full sun
Part shade

Aspect

South-facing, West-facing, East-facing or North-facing

Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Vigorous honeysuckle best in partial shade but tolerates full sun, thrives in any moist but well-drained soil

Soil

Moist but well-drained

Acid, Alkaline or Neutral

Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Maintenance

Propagation

Propagate by layering,hardwood cuttings or semi-hardwood cuttings

Pruning

Pruning group 11 after flowering

Pests

May get aphids and thrips

Diseases

May be affected by powdery mildew

Practical use

Coastal, Wall-side Borders or Cottage/Informal Garden

Properties

Height
400 - 800 cm
Color
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Soil type
Any
Sunlight
Full sun
Partial shade
PH
Acid
Alkaline
Moisture
Moist but well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy