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Lonicera pileata

Honeysuckle

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMay & June
  • Height0.3m to 0.5m
  • Spread2m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourYellow white
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Lonicera pileata (Honeysuckle). This is an evergreen shrub it will grow about 60cm high and about 2m wide. It produces glossy deep green leaves with tiny, tubular, yellow flowers the fruit are violet berries.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

China

Interest and use

Ground cover, hedging, spring interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

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 semi-ripe cuttings in summer or late autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids may be a problem.

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