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Honeysuckle

Lonicera spp.

Also known as

Woodbine

Lonicera Maackii D by Wouter Hagens (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

3.6m

4m

Min

2.5m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Honeysuckle Overview

Lonicera is a genus of around 100 accepted species of evergreen or deciduous hardy, twining climbers and shrubs in the Caprifoliaceae family native to parts of Asia, Europe and North America with a centre of diversity in China. They have often fragrant tubular flowers followed by red or black berries. In cultivation they are usually grown as climbing plants or wall shrubs for their ability to rapidly clothe unsightly outbuildings. A few shrubby varieties are grown for hedging.

Common problems with Honeysuckle

How to propagate Honeysuckle

Cuttings

Propagation is by seeds in the autumn or spring, by semi-ripe cuttings in summer. Hardwood cuttings in autumn.

Seed

Other uses of Honeysuckle

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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