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Lonicera japonica

Hall's honeysuckle

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  • Lonicera japonica | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Lonicera japonica | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune & September
  • Height5m to 10m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourWhite, purple yellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Lonicera japonica (Hall's honeysuckle). This is an ornamental beauty. It is a fragrant honeysuckle, with the added attraction of glossy decorative fruits. The black berries appear in the early autumn, The foliage becomes golden in the autumn.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Climbing, ornamental, fragrance, wall or trellis

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist, Dry or Moist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or spring or from cuttings in summer or late autumn. They can also be layered in late summer. They will need staking.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch for aphids.

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