Honeysuckle

Lonicera henryi | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Henry's honeysuckle might do well for a Steve or a Thomas too.

When it comes to capturing colour in your summer garden, lonicera henryi can provide almost all of the shades required. A vigorous, evergreen climber, its slender, lance-shaped leaves are dark green in colour but with light green fringes. Its floral display comprises trumpet-shaped blossoms in flushes of yellow, red and purple, and long white stamens tipped in bright yellow. The spectacle is magnificent, especially when its vines are climbing a wall-side or trellis. Commonly known as Henry’s honeysuckle, it thrives in moist but well-drained soil in full sun, but is tender to frost so requires a sheltered location. Pruning in late winter is recommended.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • Avoid eating its berries, or risk having mild stomach upset.
Height [m]
  • 5 - 10
Spread [m]
  • 6
Dominant flower colour
  • Varies
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Late spring
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • Hardwood cuttings
Growth habit
  • Climbing
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z7-10
Heat zone
  • H9-3
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -18 - 4
Heat days
  • 7 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Climbers
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Bonsai
  • For every season
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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