Everblooming honeysuckle

Lonicera x heckrottii | Also known as: Gold flame honeysuckle | Rating: 5 votes | Print / Pdf

Put the fire back in your planting with the gold flame honeysuckle

A highly valued deciduous climber, lonicera x heckrottii offers a little more than most of its genus. For a start, it has a longer blooming period – from late spring to autumn – thus earning it the common name, the everblooming honeysuckle. Its alternative name, the gold flame honeysuckle, is equally suitable thanks to its slender, tubular light red or pink blossoms, which emerge from dark red buds and have yellow throats. These flowers stand out dramatically against blue-green, broad and oval foliage. The everblooming honeysuckle thrives in moist but well-drained soil in full sun, but its dislike for frost means it prefers sheltered locations. Pruning is advised to maintain shape

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Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • Avoid eating its berries, or risk having mild stomach upset.
Height [m]
  • 3 - 5
Spread [m]
  • 2
Dominant flower colour
  • Mixed colours
Flower Fragrance
  • Yes, let it smell
Flowering seasons
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
  • Mid autumn
Propagation methods
  • Greenwood cuttings
  • seed
  • Hardwood cuttings
Growth habit
  • Climbing
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-8
Heat zone
  • H8-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -7
Heat days
  • 0 - 120
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Climbers
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Fine fragrants
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Bonsai
  • For birds & bees
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Coastal
Garden spaces
  • Walls, trellises and pergolas
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years
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