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Lonicera xylosteoides ‘Clavey's Dwarf’

Honeysuckle

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height4m
  • Growth HabitScrambling or scandent
  • Flower ColourDark pink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Lonicera xylosteoides ‘Clavey's Dwarf’ (Honeysuckle). A deciduous, upright, dense shrub with oval, grey-green leaves. In late spring to early summer, there are pink, short-tubed flowers followed by round, red fruit.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

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.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Humus-rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-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.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids may be a problem.

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