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Commonly known as Honeysuckle
EvergreenPaired, tapered, glossy, dark-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
Semi-evergreenKeeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
PurpleShades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
ClimberSome of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clingingVigorous, woody, twining climber. Yellow-throated flowers to 2cm (¾in) long.
Hardy - cold winterHardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Additional FeaturesBerriesThese plants have berries.Pests & DiseasesAphids.Place of originChina.
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Pruning groupPruning group 6Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.
RHS group 9 & 11
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-rich
Buy Varieties of LONICERA henryi
attractive dark copperish coloured new growth