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Lonicera 'Halliana' is a vigorous twining large evergreen climber. Leaves ovate, dark green; flowers to 4cm in length, white, soon turning buff-yellow, highly fragrant. Berries glossy, black.



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)



Full sun, Partial shade


North-facing, East-facing, South-facing, West-facing


Sheltered or Exposed



Moist but well-drained



Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam



Acid, Alkaline or Neutral



Ultimate height

4-8 metres

Ultimate spread

1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


How to grow


Vigorous honeysuckle best in partial shade but tolerates full sun, thrives in any moist but well-drained soil. This species is listed on Schedule 9 of The Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order (1985), as amended, as an invasive non-native species. While this does not prevent it from being sold or being grown in gardens in Northern Ireland, the RHS encourages those that do grow it to take great care with managing it and with disposing of unwanted material. The RHS also encourages gardeners in Northern Ireland to find alternative plants to grow to those listed on Schedule 9. For suggested alternative plants see the Plantlife/RHS guide, Gardening without harmful invasive plants



Propagate by layering, softwood cuttings or semi-hardwood cuttings


Suggested planting locations and garden types

Wall-side Borders Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden


How to care


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 early spring



May get aphids and thrips



May be affected by powdery mildews


Info. courtesy of the RHS

Lonicera Halliana

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