Details

 

Lonicera Delavayi is a semi-evergreen shrub of scandent habit, with ovate leaves white-hairy beneath, and fragrant tubular-funnel-shaped white flowers 5-6cm in length, ageing to yellow, in early autumn, followed by black berries

 

Hardiness

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)

 

Sunlight

Full sun

Aspect

South-facing, West-facing

Exposure

Sheltered

 

Moisture

Moist but well-drained

 

Soil

Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

 

pH

Acid, Alkaline or Neutral

 

Size

Ultimate height

4-8 metres

Ultimate spread

1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years

 

How to grow

Cultivation

Ideal for a mild garden this honeysuckle needs to be frost-free. Grow in full sun in any moist but well-drained soil

 

Propagation

Propagate by layering, softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings

 

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Wall-side Borders Coastal

 

How to care

Pruning

Shorten side shoots to within three to four buds of the permanent framework of branches. This induces more compact growth and promotes the formation of flower buds in the shortened shoots. Overcrowded, diseased or damaged shoots can be removed at the same time in early spring

Pests

May get aphids and thrips

 

Diseases

May be affected by powdery mildew

 

Info. courtesy of the RHS

Lonicera Delavayi

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