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Lonicera ciliosa (Orange honeysuckle)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
6m
Max height
6m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lonicera ciliosa

Other names

Orange honeysuckle, Western trumpet honeysuckle

Genus

Lonicera Lonicera

Species

L. ciliosa - L. ciliosa is a large, vigorous, twining, deciduous climber with elliptic to ovate, dark green leaves, the terminal pair of leaves fused around the flower stem, and, from late spring into summer, whorled clusters of tubular, orange to orange-red flowers followed by translucent, orange-red fruit.


Lonicera ciliosa is: Deciduous

Habit

Climbing

Flower

Orange-red, Orange in Spring; Orange-red, Orange in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Thrips Aphids , Thrips

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 11 after flowering. Will trail along the ground if not given support. If trained up young tree, train carefully as it may twist around the trunk and strangle the tree as the tree grows in girth.

Propagation

Soak seed 24 hours prior to sowing. Cold stratify for 1-2 months, then needs warmth (20C) to germinate. Should germinate in 15-30 days.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Lonicera ciliosa (Orange honeysuckle) will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Wallside and trellises, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in partial shade in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil. Tolerates full sun. Drought tolerant once established.

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

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Lonicera ciliosa

Other names

Orange honeysuckle, Western trumpet honeysuckle

Genus

Lonicera Lonicera

Species

L. ciliosa - L. ciliosa is a large, vigorous, twining, deciduous climber with elliptic to ovate, dark green leaves, the terminal pair of leaves fused around the flower stem, and, from late spring into summer, whorled clusters of tubular, orange to orange-red flowers followed by translucent, orange-red fruit.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Climbing


Colour

Flower

Orange-red, Orange in Spring; Orange-red, Orange in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Thrips

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 11 after flowering. Will trail along the ground if not given support. If trained up young tree, train carefully as it may twist around the trunk and strangle the tree as the tree grows in girth.

Propagation

Soak seed 24 hours prior to sowing. Cold stratify for 1-2 months, then needs warmth (20C) to germinate. Should germinate in 15-30 days.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lonicera ciliosa (Orange honeysuckle) will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Wallside and trellises, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in partial shade in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil. Tolerates full sun. Drought tolerant once established.

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

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Lonicera ciliosa (Orange honeysuckle)

Common pest name

European cherry fruit fly

Scientific pest name

Rhagoletis cerasi

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Fruit fly pest of cherry and honeysuckle; widely distributed in Europe and also present in North America and Asia. No evidence of establishment in the UK to date despite repeated interceptions; but honeysuckle and cherry growers may wish to be aware and monitor for its presence.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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