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Lonicera involucrata

Honeysuckle

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Features

  • BloomsMay to October
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread2.5m to 3m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourYellow, orange, red
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Lonicera involucrata (Honeysuckle). This is a dense, bushy, deciduous shrub, with stout shoots and paired, bright mid-green leaves. It bears dark yellow, often red-suffuse flowers, in pairs from the leaf axils in late spring. They are surrounded by large green bracts that soon turn red, and are followed by glossy black berries.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub or Vine

Other common names

Woodbine, Twinberry

Origin

Western United States

Interest and use

Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy, Loamy
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Can tolerate strong winds but not maritime exposure

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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