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LONICERA sempervirens

Commonly known as Honeysuckle

CLIMBING HONEYSUCKLES

Twining honeysuckle with scarlet and orange trumpets
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  • Evergreen
    In mild areas
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
    Paired leaves to 7cm (3½in) long, dark green above, blue-green beneath, the upper pairs united
  • Orange
  • Red
    Scarlet and orange
  • Height
    4m (13ft)
  • Spread
    1m (39in)
  • 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 flowers to 5cm (2in) long with 2 short lips in terminal whorls followed by bright 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)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

LONICERA sempervirens

 
Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£16.50 each 
Delivery Information Available again from summer 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Introduced into England by John Tradescant the Younger in the mid 1600s. Wildlife-friendly if not pruned
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids
    Place of origin
    Eastern and southern USA
  • 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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich.
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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