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Lonicera periclymenum ‘Honeybush’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A truly outstanding plant, Lonicera periclymenum 'Honeybush' is a ground cover form of our native woodbine with sprays of scented red and cream flowers in mid to late summer.

These flowers are scented and particularly fragrant in the evenings. The dark green leaves turn shades of plum purple and brown in autumn before falling. Splendid low flowering plant for a sunny border.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (30 - 40 cm tall)

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Lonicera periclymenum ‘Honeybush’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Lonicera periclymenum ‘Honeybush’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Lonicera periclymenum ‘Honeybush’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade (flowers better in full sun)
Soil: Moist, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: June - August.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Lonicera periclymenum 'Honeybush' grows to be a trailing ground cover or low branching shrub.
Height: 1m (3 ft)
Spread: up to 2 m (6 ft)

Notes: Prune out any occasional strong, upright shoots to keep Lonicera periclymenum 'Honeybush' as a low ground cover plant. Can suffer from occasional mildew in wet or damp summers.

Plant Finder: about Lonicera periclymenum ‘Honeybush’

Common names

English wild honeysuckle, Dutch woodbine, Dutch honeysuckle, Honeysuckle


Lonicera periclymenum ‘Honeybush’ (English wild honeysuckle). This is a deliciously scented climber. It is a vigorous, twining, deciduous climber. The flowers are small white and cream, and bloom in mid-summer. The leaves are oval to oblong and fragrant. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.


They are easily grown in sun or light shade. They will need regular pruning to keep them from becoming tangled.

Interest and use

Wall or trellis, hedges, ornamental, wildlife, spring/summer interest.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Lonicera periclymenum ‘Honeybush’ | Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK5 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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