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LONICERA periclymenum 'Belgica'

Commonly known as Early Dutch honeysuckle

CLIMBING HONEYSUCKLES

Reddish purple flowers fading to yellowish
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  • Deciduous
    Paired, mid-green leaves to 6cm (2½in) long.
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Reddish purple
  • Striped, Veined or Multicoloured
  • Yellow
  • Height
    7m (23ft)
  • Climber
    Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
    Vigorous, woody, twining climber. Flowers to 5cm (2in) long in terminal whorls, cartwheel-shaped. Red berries are produced in autumn.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy 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)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

LONICERA periclymenum 'Belgica'

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Form of native honeysuckle. Wildlife plant - insects. Berries for birds and small mammals if not pruned
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids.
    Place of origin
    Garden origin.
  • Flower Shape
    Tubular
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Obovate
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable 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
    Best pruned back to strong growth immediately after flowering
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Bird friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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Lonicera (Climbing) - Care Guide

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