Lonicera periclymenum

Lonicera periclymenum

Honeysuckle

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Lonicera periclymenum
  • Common name: Honeysuckle
  • Plant type: Climber

Height: 7m

Spread: 3.5m

Flower colours:
  • White
  • Yellow
  • Red
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Fruit, Scented flowers

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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. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Provides shelter/habitat, Makes a good wildlife hedge, Seeds for birds, Caterpillar food plant

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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