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Commonly known as Honeysuckle
Lots more in this family than the well-known periclymenum, the common one with the most difficult name, especially the underrated nitida which can make neat edging and hedging, Subtle fragrance from the winter flowerers.
Genus of about 180 species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs and twining climbers, widely distributed throughout the northern hemisphere. They are found in varied habitats ranging from woodland and thickets to rocky places.
The native L. periclymenum, woodbine, the epitome of bucolic old England, is most scented at night drawing in night flying moths. A must for any garden with a natural feel.
Deciduous - and evergreen shrubs and climbers.
Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
Additional Features - Good to know - wildlife plant. All flowers are attractive to insects and the twining stems provide shelter for nest sites. Birds eat berries. Grown for their tubular or funnel- to bell- shaped, often fragrant flowers which are usually 2-lipped or have 5 small, spreading lobes. White flowers turn yellow when pollinated.
Pests & Diseases - aphids (less prone in partial shade).
Place of origin - northern hemishpere.