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Lonicera crassifolia 'Little Honey' (Creeping honeysuckle 'Little Honey')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
1m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lonicera crassifolia 'Little Honey'

Other names

Creeping honeysuckle 'Little Honey'

Genus

Lonicera Lonicera

Variety or Cultivar

'Little Honey' _ 'Little Honey' is prostrate, creeping, evergreen shrub with small, rounded, glossy, dark green leaves turning reddish-purple in winter and pink and yellow flowers in summer followed by black fruit.


Lonicera crassifolia 'Little Honey' is: Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Creeping, Prostrate

Flower

Pink, Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Flushed purple, Flushed red in Winter; Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 2.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Lonicera crassifolia 'Little Honey' (Creeping honeysuckle 'Little Honey') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 1m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Ground Cover, Cottage/Informal, Coastal, Beds and borders, Banks and Slopes, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in full sun or partial shade in any well-drained soil. Excellent for use as a ground cover.

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, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Lonicera crassifolia 'Little Honey'

Other names

Creeping honeysuckle 'Little Honey'

Genus

Lonicera Lonicera

Variety or Cultivar

'Little Honey' _ 'Little Honey' is prostrate, creeping, evergreen shrub with small, rounded, glossy, dark green leaves turning reddish-purple in winter and pink and yellow flowers in summer followed by black fruit.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Creeping, Prostrate


Colour

Flower

Pink, Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Flushed purple, Flushed red in Winter; Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 2.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lonicera crassifolia 'Little Honey' (Creeping honeysuckle 'Little Honey') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 1m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Ground Cover, Cottage/Informal, Coastal, Beds and borders, Banks and Slopes, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in full sun or partial shade in any well-drained soil. Excellent for use as a ground cover.

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, Full Sun

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 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Lonicera crassifolia 'Little Honey' (Creeping honeysuckle 'Little Honey')

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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