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Lonicera thibetica

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height4m to 2m
  • Spread2.5m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourLilac pink
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Lonicera thibetica. This is a rare lonicera shrub with lilac-pink, fragrant flowers and arching branches of dark green, lanceolate leaves.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

Western China

Interest and use

Grown for pretty flowers and as a specimen shrub.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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