LONICERA elisae

Commonly known as Honeysuckle

SHRUBBY HONEYSUCKLES

Blue underside to the leaves and slender, fragrant, primrose-yellow tinged pink flowers with a funnel shape. A Roy Lancaster introduction
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LONICERA elisae

 

 

  • Deciduous
    Leaves to 8cm (3in) long, roughly hairy
  • Shades of pink All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Yellow
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Long, funnel-shaped, flared flowers emerge before the leaves
  • 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
    Shelter from cold, drying winds
  • Partial shade
    Or light, dappled shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - syn. L. infundibulum var. rockii
  • Pests & Diseases
    aphids
  • Place of origin
    China
  • Flower Shape
    Tubular
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong see photos above
  • Obovate
  • 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 - subtle scent
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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