LONICERA similis var delavayi

Commonly known as Delavay honeysuckle

CLIMBING HONEYSUCKLES

Semi-evergreen with abundant creamy-white fragrant flowers in late summer through to autumn
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
    Leaves white-hairy beneath
  • Cream
  • Height
    4m (13ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • 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
    Scandent climber that forms a spreading, arching mound. Flowers are followed by black 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

LONICERA similis var delavayi

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, thrips, powdery mildew
    Place of origin
    Western China
  • Flower Shape
    Tubular
    Tubular-funnel-shaped flowers to 6cm (2½in) long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    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
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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