Honeysuckle - Lonicera japonica 'Repens'. HARDY EVERGREEN , FANTASTICALLY FRAGRANT WITH RED-PURPLE FLUSHED WHITE FLOWERS AND MILDEW RESISTANT FOLIAGE. This Evergreen can be planted at any time of year.
One of the very best evergreen climbing plants you can have in the garden. Hardy and evergreen with mildew resistant foliage, this Japanese honeysuckle has fantastically fragrant, tubular, red-purple flushed white flowers from April to September. The flowers fade to shades of yellow, followed in hot summers by small, purple-black berries which the birds enjoy.This long flowering honeysuckle is easy to grow and the attractive purple-tinted foliage provides all-year cover for a pergola, arch or a boundary wall. An outstanding fully hardy fast growing climbing plant, an asset to any garden! Ancient folklore believes that if a honeysuckle climbing plant grows around the entrance to the home it prevents goblins and witches from entering, and is said to bring good fortune. In many parts of the world honeysuckles have often been a symbol of affection and devotion. In Victorian times, however, young ladies were forbidden from selecting honeysuckles to use as cut flowers because they were considered to have too luscioius a scent which would cause them to have dreams which were far too risqué!
Size of plant supplied : 9cm pot grown and posted WITH pot so root system is protected
Height of plant supplied : from bottom of pot to top of foliage approx 30cm plus
Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: any humus rich- in pots multi purpose potting compost and feed well
Growth rate: quick-growing, Height 2.5 m (5 Years) and Spread 1.5 m
Optimum flower period: early summer until mid autumn
Colour: striking red-purple flushed white with yellow tones
Hardiness: fully hardy
Other features: good disease resistance to mildew
PRUNING: Evergreen so only prune to tidy in mid March. For a detailed guide to planting and pruning view www.climbingplantsdirect.com and view the climbing plant care guide
FEEDING: we recommend 'Tomorite' normal strength diluted weekly from May to September
Wildlife: Evergreen foliage providing winter protection for hibernating beneficial insects, eg ladybirds
1 x Lonicera japonica 'Repens' Evergreen Honeysuckle in 9cm Pot. We despatch WITH pot so root system is safe. This container grown evergreen climbing plant can be planted at any time of the year. We use 'Exemptor' to ensure your root system is healthy.
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