Scarlet trumpet honeysuckle

Lonicera × brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet'

Scarlet trumpet honeysuckle - Lonicera × brownii  'Dropmore Scarlet'

Common Name: Scarlet trumpet honeysuckle
Genus: Lonicera
Species: × brownii
Cultivar: 'Dropmore Scarlet'

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 4.00 m (400 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: Blue/GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

    This honeysuckle has a real wow factor, with long trumpet-shaped vivid scarlet flowers from July to September. Followed in hot summers by small red berries. Although it is unscented the flower colour more than makes up for the lack of fragrance and its handsome blue-green leaves provide valuable all-year round cover for a pergola or boundary wall. An unusual climber for a cottage-style garden.
  • Garden care: Cut back established plants after flowering removing a third of the flowering shoots. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring.

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