Lonicera 'Mandarin'

Lonicera ‘Mandarin’

Honeysuckle

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Lonicera 'Mandarin'
  • Common name: Honeysuckle
  • Family: Caprifoliaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Orange

Foliage colour:

Green

Lonicera ‘Mandarin’ is a vigorous, deciduous climber producing vibrant orange flowers from June to August, that will quickly cover a wall or fence. New foliage is a rich bronze colour, before maturing to deep green. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

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For best results plant Lonicera ‘Mandarin’ in moist but well-drained soil. Honeysuckle can be prone to mildew and aphids – 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.

How to grow Lonicera 'Mandarin'

  • Plant size

    6m height

    2m spread

  • Aspect

    East facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do not Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Lonicera 'Mandarin' and wildlife

Lonicera 'Mandarin' is known for attracting bees and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Lonicera 'Mandarin' poisonous?

Lonicera 'Mandarin' irritates skin. Its fruit and foliage are toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to Livestock

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

Plants that go well with Lonicera 'Mandarin'

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Argentinian vervain