Please make sure JavaScript is enabled.
 
Honeysuckle in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Lonicera

 

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckles (Lonicera) are mostly hardy twining climbers, often grown for their fragrant display of summer flowers. Most are deciduous but some are evergreen. They are frequently grown for their ability to cover unsightly walls and outbuildings. The hardy climbing types need their roots in shade, and their flowering tops in sunlight or very light shade.

Contributed by @Sarni

 
plant Features
  • Honeysuckle likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Honeysuckle likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Honeysuckle is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Honeysuckle likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
Similar plants are available to buy from 3 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Honeysuckle

Latin name

Lonicera

type

Climber

family

Caprifoliaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Honeysuckle likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Honeysuckle is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Honeysuckle likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Honeysuckle likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

  •  
    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Honeysuckle is 6.00meters x 8.00meters 6.00 M 8.00 M

Lonicera

Honeysuckles (Lonicera) are mostly hardy twining climbers, often grown for their fragrant display of summer flowers. Most are deciduous but some are evergreen. They are frequently grown for their ability to cover unsightly walls and outbuildings. The hardy climbing types need their roots in shade, and their flowering tops in sunlight or very light shade.


Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Autumn TO Mid Winter

Take hardwood cuttings of up to .3m from this years growth, making a clean from above a shoot and remove any soft growth. Nearly fill a container with fine grit at the bottom, to enable free draining, and a suitable compost. Place the cutting, having dipped he end in a rooting compound first, with a third of the cutting showing.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Early Summer TO Mid Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 

Planting outdoors

From Mid Spring TO Late Autumn

Plant out cuttings taken last year once risk of frost has passed

 

Flowering season

From Late Winter TO Late Autumn

Honeysuckle typically flowers freely throughout the summer, some varieties coming into bloom in late winter.

 
Subscribe to GardenTags Premium to get personalised planting tasks and more for your entire plant collection
 
Gardeners who are growing this plant