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LONICERA syringantha

Commonly known as Honeysuckle

SHRUBBY HONEYSUCKLES

Long ovate grey-green leaves paired or in threes with highly fragrant tubular lilac-pink flowers. A rare and unusual species well worth its place
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Leaves, in threes, to 2.5cm (1in) long
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Lilac pink
  • Height
    1.8m (6ft)
  • Spread
    1.8m (6ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Graceful, rounded shrub. Produces 5-lobed flowers to 1cm (½in) across in pairs from the leaf axils, followed by red berries
  • Very hardy
    Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

LONICERA syringantha

 
  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    Wildlife-friendly
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids
    Place of origin
    Western China, Tibet
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 2
    Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
    Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually, after flowering.

    RHS groups 2 & 3
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Very fragrant
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Bird friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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1.8m (6ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.8m (6ft)
 

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