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Lonicera caprifolium

A powerfully and deliciously fragrant early honeysuckle in the softest combination of colours.
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1 x 3 litre pot

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Details:

Type
Climber
Position
On a Climbing Support
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
August - September
Height
6.0m (20ft)
Group/Species
caprifolium
Common name
Italian Honeysuckle
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
1 x 3 litre pot
Aspect
Part Shade
Spread
6.0m (20ft)
Cultivation
Plant away from a wall or fence line and angle the plant so the growth is climbing into the supports provided. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting.

Description

Powerfully and deliciously fragrant, I love this early honeysuckle in the softest combination of colours from apricot, and ivory to peach with a dash of raspberry in the opening bud.

Care Tips

Cut back established plants after flowering if they outgrow the available space, removing up to a third of the flowering shoots. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring or autumn.