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Lonicera x ‘Honey Baby’ PBR

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height4m to 1m
  • Spread2m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourWhite-cream, yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Lonicera x ‘Honey Baby’ PBR. This is a compact, yet prolifically flowering honeysuckle which was the result of crossing L. japonica ‘Halliana’ and L. periclymenum ‘Belgica Select’. The fragrant flowers are white-cream and fade to yellow as they mature. The evergreen leaves are dark green.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Holland

Interest and use

Grown as a ground-cover honeysuckle, or its scandent habit also works well in containers. Grown for its fragrant, attractive flowers and year-round foliage.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or 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

Watch out for snails, aphids and powdery mildew.

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