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Lonicera etrusca 'Donald Waterer' (Honeysuckle 'Donald Waterer')

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Time to maturity
5-10 years
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Botanical name: Lonicera etrusca 'Donald Waterer'

Other names: Honeysuckle 'Donald Waterer'

Genus: Lonicera

Variety or Cultivar: 'Donald Waterer' _ 'Donald Waterer' is a vigorous, deciduous climber with dark reddish stems. It has glaucous, blue-green foliage and in summer and autumn bears clusters of fragrant, tubular white and red flowers, fading to yellow inside. In autumn it bears orange-red berries.

Lonicera etrusca 'Donald Waterer' is: Deciduous

Flower: White, Red, Yellow in Summer; Yellow, White, Red in Autumn

Foliage: Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer

Fragrance: Flowers have a strong perfume.

Habit: Climbing

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

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Specific pests: Aphids

Diseases: Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods: Hardwood cuttings, Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...

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Lonicera etrusca 'Donald Waterer' (Honeysuckle 'Donald Waterer') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Coastal, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation: Plant in full sun in any moist but well-drained soil.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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