Honeysuckle

Lonicera periclymenum 'Graham Thomas'

Honeysuckle - Lonicera periclymenum  'Graham Thomas'

Common Name: Honeysuckle
Genus: Lonicera
Species: periclymenum
Cultivar: 'Graham Thomas'

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs

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

Soil Type: Normal/Loam


  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Flower colour: white ageing to yellow
  • Other features: bright-red berries in hot summers which may cause a mild stomach upset if ingested


Fabulously fragrant large tubular white flowers ageing to yellow from July to September and oval mid-green leaves. This vigorous deciduous climber will soon cover a boundary wall or fence in a sunny site. Later flowering than many other varieties of honeysuckle it's ideal 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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