FREYLINIA lanceolata

Commonly known as Honeybell bush

Tenderish evergreen from South Africa with panicles of fragrant creamy-white flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Opposite, willow-like, fresh green leaves 5-12cm (2-4¾in) long, tapered at both ends
  • Cream
    Creamy white
  • Height
    4m (13ft)
  • Spread
    4m (13ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Produces flowers profusely on drooping stems
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun

FREYLINIA lanceolata

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects
    Pests & Diseases
    Under glass - aphids, red spider mite, scale insects
    Place of origin
    South Africa.
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Axillary and terminal panicles
    Tubular
    Tubular, 5-lobed flowers to 1cm (½in) long
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Linear
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Sheltered spot.
  • Tree Shape
    Weeping / pendulous
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
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Freylinia Growing Guide
4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

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