Lonicera x tellmanniana | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

A hybrid of lonicera sempervirens and lonicera tragophylla, the clear attraction to lonicera x tellmanniana is the cartwheel-shaped cluster of bright orange-yellow flowers that emerge in summer. A vigorous twining deciduous climber, it can grow to a significant size when given sufficient room, and its comfort in partial sun means it is perfect for courtyard gardens and other sheltered locations. Its foliage comprises glossy, lance-shaped, dark green leaves with perfoliated leaves at its stem ends, from which its intriguing floral blooms emerge. Known as tellmann’s honeysuckle, it grows best in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Pruning is necessary to curtail its vigorous growth and maintain shape.

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Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • Avoid eating its berries, or risk having mild stomach upset.
Height [m]
  • 2 - 3
Spread [m]
  • 1
Dominant flower colour
  • Yellow
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Late spring
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • Greenwood cuttings
  • seed
  • Hardwood cuttings
Growth habit
  • Climbing
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z7-10
Heat zone
  • H9-3
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -18 - 4
Heat days
  • 7 - 150
  • 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
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Bonsai
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Coastal
Garden spaces
  • Walls, trellises and pergolas
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years