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Lonicera etrusca 'Superba' (Honeysuckle 'Superba')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
2m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lonicera etrusca 'Superba'

Other names

Honeysuckle 'Superba'

Genus

Lonicera Lonicera

Variety or Cultivar

'Superba' _ 'Superba' is a vigorous climber with grey-green leaves, and clusters of fragrant, tubular creamy yellow flowers.


Lonicera etrusca 'Superba' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers have a strong perfume.

Habit

Climbing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Cream, Dark-yellow in Summer; Dark-yellow, Cream in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Thrips Aphids , Thrips

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Lonicera etrusca 'Superba' (Honeysuckle 'Superba') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 2m 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

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

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Lonicera etrusca 'Superba'

Other names

Honeysuckle 'Superba'

Genus

Lonicera Lonicera

Variety or Cultivar

'Superba' _ 'Superba' is a vigorous climber with grey-green leaves, and clusters of fragrant, tubular creamy yellow flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers have a strong perfume.

Habit

Climbing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Cream, Dark-yellow in Summer; Dark-yellow, Cream in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Thrips

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lonicera etrusca 'Superba' (Honeysuckle 'Superba') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 2m 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

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

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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