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Lonicera periclymenum

Common honeysuckle

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Key information

Plant type

Native climber

Flower colour

White, Yellow, Red


Fruit, Scented flowers



Skill level


Lonicera periclymenum

Plant details

Lonicera periclymenum is a native shrubby climber, bearing fragrant, tubular white flowers, which mature to yellow, from July to September.  It will quickly cover a wall or fence, and is a magnet for garden wildlife. It makes a fabulous planting companion for roses.

For best results plant Lonicera periclymenum in moist but well-drained soil. Honeysuckle can be prone to mildew – to prevent this grow up a north-facing wall or fence so the roots are kept in the shade but the foliage can grow into the sun. 

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Genus: Lonicera

Species: periclymenum

Plant type: Native climber

Flower colour: White, Yellow, Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Fruit, Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 700cm

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