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Lonicera henryi (Honeysuckle)

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skill rating
1 hour care
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9m
Max height
6m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lonicera henryi

Other names

Honeysuckle

Genus

Lonicera Lonicera

Species

L. henryi - L. henryi is a vigorous, evergreen climber with slender, ciliate, dark-green leaves and, in summer, whorls of two-lipped, red-flushed yellow flowers followed by purple-black berries in autumn.


Lonicera henryi is: Evergreen

Habit

Climbing

Flower

Yellow, Red, Purple in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Thrips Aphids , Thrips

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Prune in late winter or early spring. Overgrown plants can be cut back to within 30cm of the base to rejuvenate.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Layering, Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings


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Where to grow

Lonicera henryi (Honeysuckle) will reach a height of 9m and a spread of 6m 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

Partial Shade, 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)

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Botanical name

Lonicera henryi

Other names

Honeysuckle

Genus

Lonicera Lonicera

Species

L. henryi - L. henryi is a vigorous, evergreen climber with slender, ciliate, dark-green leaves and, in summer, whorls of two-lipped, red-flushed yellow flowers followed by purple-black berries in autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Climbing


Colour

Flower

Yellow, Red, Purple in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Thrips

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Prune in late winter or early spring. Overgrown plants can be cut back to within 30cm of the base to rejuvenate.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Layering, Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lonicera henryi (Honeysuckle) will reach a height of 9m and a spread of 6m 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

Partial Shade, 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 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Lonicera henryi (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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LONICERA HENRYI

In July I planted 2 healthy specimens. Both have grown wellbut leaves are being eaten away. I cannot find trace of anything on leaves. Please see attached 2 pictures. Any suggestionsof cause and… read more

cutting back

Is there a specific best time to cut back. There is no mention of how best to control this shrub. read more

honeysuckle will not flower

this honeysuckle is vigorous. growing on clay. self layering. however it does not flower. about 5 years old. soil is clay not so well drained. read more

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