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Wild honeysuckle, woodbine, Lonicera periclymenum
Honeysuckle, Lonicera periclymenum
Wild honeysuckle, woodbine, Lonicera periclymenum
Wild honeysuckle, woodbine, Lonicera periclymenum

Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum)

Lonicera periclymenum, common honeysuckle, is Shakespeare's "luscious woodbine". It's one of those British plants that looks so exotic it's difficult to believe it's native. It's not just a beauty visually, but gives a heady scent, particularly in the evenings and at night. Why? Because it's principally pollinated by long tongued bumblebees, but more importantly moths, like the stunning Elephant Hawk Moth. They're said to be able to pick up Lonicera's scent from up to 1/4 mile away. Unsurprisingly perhaps, it's also a food plant for a range of moth larvae. More oddly, dormice eat its flowers. Once pollinated, honeysuckle produces bright red berries, which are eaten by songbirds. Our lonicera plants are grown in the UK from seed harvested here, like all our native plants. Scroll down to find out more about them.
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Relisting in summer for delivery from November 2022
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Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum)

Our native Lonicera is a welcome and colourful addition to any native or country hedge, where it can scramble through other shrubs and trees. It needs at least semi-shade to get going. Its exotic flowers perfume midsummer evenings. Honeysuckle berries are poisonous, but the flowers are edible and I've seen a number of recipes using them, from tea to jelly.

Lonicera periclymenum is widely distributed across the UK and grows on a wide range of well drained soils.

I'm still trying to find a hazel walking stick up which it has spiralled - clockwise, as opposed to bindweed. 

We're currently supplying honeysuckle in 9cm pots.

Like all our native trees and shrubs, the honeysuckle plants we sell are not only British grown, but also grown from UK origin seed.


Suppliers: RV Roger Ltd.

Size

  • Ultimate Height

    8m

  • Ultimate Spread

    2.5m

  • Time to Ultimate Height

    10 years

Soil

  • Type

    Clay, loam, sand, chalk

  • pH

    Neutral, acid, alkaline

Situation

  • Position

    Sheltered or exposed

  • Sunlight

    Full shade, partial shade, full sun

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