LONICERA tragophylla 'Maurice Foster'

Commonly known as Honeysuckle


An excellent new introduction with huge clusters of gentle yellow flowers. A plant of great ornamental merit which can be grown on a tree, wall or trellis
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LONICERA tragophylla 'Maurice Foster'

  • Deciduous
    Paired, mid-green leaves to 12cm (4½in) long, blue-white beneath, the upper pairs united. Bronze tinted when young.
  • Yellow
  • Height
    8m (26ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • 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
    Woody, twining climber. Produces long-tubed, 2-lipped flowers to 8cm (3in) long in large, terminal whorls, followed by red berries
  • 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)
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - suitable for a north wall. Not scented but very showy. Wildlife-friendly if not pruned
  • Pests & Diseases
  • Place of origin
    central China
  • Flower Shape
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong see photos above
  • Ovate
  • 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
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant

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