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Lonicera Genus

Honeysuckle

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Humus-rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Lonicera genus (Honeysuckle). These are deciduous, semi-evergreen or evergreen shrubs and woody-stemmed, twining climbers. The flowers are tubular, with spreading 2 lipped petal lobes. You should prune out the flowering wood of climbers after flowering.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Evergreens, Fragrants

Other common names

Woodbine

Interest and use

Grown for fragrant, year-round flowers which attract bees in the day and moths at night. Suitable for flower arranging. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

They are fully hardy to frost tender, with a min of 5C. They are easily grown in sun or light shade, in any fertile, well drained soil. They will need regular pruning to keep them from becoming tangles. You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or spring or from cuttings in summer or late autumn. Prune out flowered wood of climbers after flowering. Prune shrubs only to remove dead shoots or restrain growth.

Propagation

Propagation is by seeds in the autumn or spring, by semi-ripe cuttings in summer or by hardwood cuttings in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids may be a problem.

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