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

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
1m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lonicera etrusca 'Donald Waterer'

Other names

Honeysuckle 'Donald Waterer'

Genus

Lonicera 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

Fragrance

Flowers have a strong perfume.

Habit

Climbing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

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

Foliage

Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

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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Botanical name

Lonicera etrusca 'Donald Waterer'

Other names

Honeysuckle 'Donald Waterer'

Genus

Lonicera 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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers have a strong perfume.

Habit

Climbing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

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

Foliage

Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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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