Details

 

Lonicera henryi is a vigorous twining evergreen climber to 8m, with downy shoots bearing dark green, lance-shaped leaves and dull yellow and red tubular flowers in summer, 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, Partial Shade

Aspect

East-facing or North-facing or West-facing

Exposure

Exposed or Sheltered

 

Moisture

Moist but well-drained

 

Soil

Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

 

pH

Acid, Alkaline or Neutral

 

Size

Ultimate height

4-8 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years

 

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil; best in partial shade but tolerant of full sun

 

Propagation

Propagate by seed in containers in a cold frame as soon as ripe; take semi-ripe cuttings in summer

 

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Wall-side Borders Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens 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

 

Diseases

May be affected by powdery mildew

 

Info. courtesy of the RHS

Lonicera Henryi

£9.00Price
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    0131 445 4698

    Damhead Nursery
    Damhead Farm
    Lothianburn
    Midlothian
    EH10 7DZ

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