Lonicera periclymenum 'Serotina'

Lonicera periclymenum ‘Serotina’

Honeysuckle

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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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 not 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 periclymenum 'Serotina'
  • Common name: Honeysuckle
  • Family: Caprifoliaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Lonicera periclymenum is a 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.

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Lonicera periclymenum ‘Serotina’ bears large, fragrant creamy-white flowers streaked with dark red. It’s a vigorous climber that will quickly cover a trellis or arch, where it associates well with climbing roses or other varieties of honeysuckle.

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For best results plant Lonicera periclymenum ‘Serotina’ 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.

How to grow Lonicera 'Serotina'

  • Plant size

    7m height

    3.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

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

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 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 not 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

Lonicera 'Serotina' and wildlife

Lonicera 'Serotina' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, birds, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers, provides shelter and habitat, makes a good wildlife hedge, has seeds for birds and is a caterpilar food plant.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Lonicera 'Serotina' poisonous?

Lonicera 'Serotina' 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

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