Late Dutch honeysuckle

Lonicera periclymenum 'Serotina'

Late Dutch honeysuckle - Lonicera periclymenum  'Serotina'

Common Name: Late Dutch honeysuckle
Genus: Lonicera
Species: periclymenum
Cultivar: 'Serotina'

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

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

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Cream, Purple, Red, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to October

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



    A classic cottage-garden climber with large fragrant tubular creamy-white flowers streaked dark-red purple that give it a two-tone appearance. In hot summers the flowers may be followed by small bright red fruits. This deciduous honeysuckle flowers later than most varieties and will keep on producing scent and flowers for several weeks in late summer and autumn. It looks lovely scambling over a wall or fence or growing through a robust tree and it prefers light 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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