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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

A vigorous honeysuckle with large cartwheel-shaped flower-heads made up of rings of curved, almost tubular shaped individual flowers, which open white, but often red-flushed, for most of the summer. The plants are vigorous twiners that climb rapidly up trellis or over arches, where they associate well with climbing roses or other varieties of honeysuckle. They are also superb trained up into trees or covering old tree stumps. Plant so the roots are in shade but the stems and flowers can grow out into 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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