Japanese honeysuckle

Lonicera japonica var. repens

Japanese honeysuckle - Lonicera japonica var. repens

Common Name: Japanese honeysuckle
Genus: Lonicera
Species: japonica var. repens

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 10.00 m (1000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 5.00 m (500 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Purple, Red, White
Foliage Colour: Green, PurpleFlowering Period: April to August

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



Fantastically fragrant tubular red-purple flushed white flowers appear from April to August fading to yellow. In hot summers the flowers are followed by purple-black berries. This long-flowering Japanese honeysuckle is vigorous and easy to grow. The pretty purple-tinted foliage provides all-round cover for a pergola arch or boundary wall.

  • 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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