Lonicera japonica 'Halliana'

Japanese honeysuckle

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous climber

Flower colour



Flowers, Scented flowers, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


photo by Neil Holmes, copyright GAP Photos (21304)

Plant details

Although the flowers are smaller and less conspicuous than those of many other honeysuckles including the well known woodbines, this species has two big advantages a long flowering season and evergreen foliage. The flowers are sweetly-scented, small, two-lobed, and open white but fade to yellow so the same plant has both colours visible at the same time. Plants carry a sprinkling of flowers continuously from late spring until late summer. This is a good plant for combining with clematis, or for a wild garden. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Genus: Lonicera

Species: japonica

Cultivar: Halliana

Plant type: Deciduous climber

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Scented flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 1000cm

Spread: 180cm

Time to take cuttings: May to July

Reader reviews


This is very confusing - is this deciduous or evergreen. It says it is both!

flowering rose

I have a honey suckle like above but its not a evergreen.I have had a trial to get it to grow in my clay soil.In my last but one house it grew lovely lots of flowers but the soil was lighter .Its lovely and fragrant when you do get it going with lovely red berries in winter.Ill keep trying.

Adam Bardoe

My honeysuckle is listed as evergreen but has just started losing leaves after them turning yellow? Rather confused.

Pierre Bonte

Hellow this is one of the best flowers,plant ho gif each time weather change gifs a very nice perfum,hmm its everywhere in my garden,have a nice day,aplus PG

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