Honeysuckle

Lonicera henryi

Honeysuckle - Lonicera henryi

Common Name: Honeysuckle
Genus: Lonicera
Species: henryi

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 10.00 m (1000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Purple, Red, Yellow
Flowering Period: June & July

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



     

Purplish-red tubular flowers with yellow-throats smother this honeysuckle in June and July and are often followed by small shiny black fruits. The handsome tapered glossy dark green leaves are retained all year so this vigorous variety is ideal for covering a pergola arch or boundary wall. It is happy in partial shade.

  • 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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