Early Dutch honeysuckle

Lonicera periclymenum 'Belgica'

Early Dutch honeysuckle - Lonicera periclymenum  'Belgica'

Common Name: Early Dutch honeysuckle
Genus: Lonicera
Species: periclymenum
Cultivar: 'Belgica'

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 7.00 m (700 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red, White, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

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

    Masses of fabulously fragrant tubular white flowers that turn deep yellow and are streaked red outside smother this honeysuckle in late spring. In hot summers the flowers may be followed by small bright red fruits. Deciduous and earlier flowering than many other varieties, this one will quickly cover a boundary wall or fence in full sun or partial shade. Its loose spreading habit makes it a perfect choice for a cottage or wildlife 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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