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Lonicera similis var. delavayii


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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous climber

Flower colour

White, Yellow


Flowers, Scented flowers



Skill level


photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (15050)

Plant details

Honeysuckle's are vigorous growing climbers that will quickly cover a garden fence, pergola or old tree stump. This one produces attractive bright golden buds that open to reveal delicate white petals with a rich fragrance. Honeysuckles are often susceptible to mildew during dry summers. To prevent infection, incorporate plenty of organic matter in the soil at planting time and surround plants with a thick layer of mulch in spring.

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Genus: Lonicera

Species: similis var. delavayii

Plant type: Deciduous climber

Flower colour: White, Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 600cm

Spread: 180cm

Time to take cuttings: April to June

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