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Lonicera japonica 'Mint Crisp' (Honeysuckle 'Mint Crisp')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lonicera japonica 'Mint Crisp'

Other names

Honeysuckle 'Mint Crisp'

Genus

Lonicera Lonicera

Variety or Cultivar

'Mint Crisp' _ 'Mint Crisp' is a semi-evergreen climbing shrub with cream and green speckled, ovate leaves that are pink tinged in winter. From mid-summer to mid-autumn, it bears fragrant, white flowers that fade to yellow.


Lonicera japonica 'Mint Crisp' is: Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers have a strong perfume.

Habit

Climbing

Flower

Yellow, White in Summer; Yellow, White in Autumn

Foliage

White, Mottled, Green in Spring; White, Mottled, Green in Summer; White, Mottled, Green in Autumn; White, Mottled, Green, Flushed pink in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Thrips Aphids , Thrips

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Lonicera japonica 'Mint Crisp' (Honeysuckle 'Mint Crisp') will reach a height of 3.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in full sun or partial shade 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

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 japonica 'Mint Crisp'

Other names

Honeysuckle 'Mint Crisp'

Genus

Lonicera Lonicera

Variety or Cultivar

'Mint Crisp' _ 'Mint Crisp' is a semi-evergreen climbing shrub with cream and green speckled, ovate leaves that are pink tinged in winter. From mid-summer to mid-autumn, it bears fragrant, white flowers that fade to yellow.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers have a strong perfume.

Habit

Climbing


Colour

Flower

Yellow, White in Summer; Yellow, White in Autumn

Foliage

White, Mottled, Green in Spring; White, Mottled, Green in Summer; White, Mottled, Green in Autumn; White, Mottled, Green, Flushed pink in Winter


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Thrips

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lonicera japonica 'Mint Crisp' (Honeysuckle 'Mint Crisp') will reach a height of 3.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in full sun or partial shade 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

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 japonica 'Mint Crisp' (Honeysuckle 'Mint Crisp')

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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My Honeysuckle mint crisp appears 'dead' after one weeks holiday. It was thriving before I left. It over two years old.s

My Honeysuckle mint crisp appears 'dead' after one weeks holiday. It was thriving before I left. It over two years old.All the leaves are totally brown and dried. There are some new buds but they… read more

Hi I have a similar problem to a post a few years ago. I planted Mint Crisp in June 2017 and it grew beautifully and survived the Beast from the East in March 2018. It vigorously climbed higher than our 6ft fence and has a similar width but suddenly muc

Hi I have a similar problem to a post a few years ago. I planted Mint Crisp in June 2017 and it grew beautifully and survived the Beast from the East in March 2018. It vigorously climbed higher… read more

l have just purchased tree of this variety of honey suckle because the label states that its evergreen. But you are stating that its semi evergreen. Which is correct?

l have just purchased tree of this variety of honey suckle because the label states that its evergreen. But you are stating that its semi evergreen. Which is correct? read more

sudden death of Mint Crisp!

My Lonicera 'Mint Crisp' was probably the most healthy, vigorous plant in my new garden. It is on a trellis in quite a reasonably sunny spot, with a clematis alongside. Suddenly it looks nearly… read more

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