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Lonicera periclymenum 'Belgica' Early Dutch honeysuckle Dutch woodbine Belgian honeysuckle

Lonicera periclymenum 'Belgica' (Early Dutch honeysuckle)
Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
8m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Lonicera periclymenum 'Belgica'

Other names: Early Dutch honeysuckle, Dutch woodbine, Belgian honeysuckle

Genus: Lonicera Lonicera

Variety or Cultivar: 'Belgica' _ 'Belgica' is a vigorous, deciduous climber with ovate, dark green leaves and, in early summer, fragrant, tubular, red-flushed white flowers ageing to yellow, followed by red fruit.


Lonicera periclymenum 'Belgica' is: Deciduous

Flower: Flushed red, White, Yellow in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer

Fragrance: Flowers have a strong fragrance.

Habit: Climbing

How to care

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Specific pests: Aphids , Thrips Aphids , Thrips

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods: Hardwood cuttings, Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Lonicera periclymenum 'Belgica' (Early Dutch honeysuckle) will reach a height of 8m 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: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Lonicera periclymenum 'Belgica'

Other names: Early Dutch honeysuckle, Dutch woodbine, Belgian honeysuckle

Genus: Lonicera Lonicera

Variety or Cultivar: 'Belgica' _ 'Belgica' is a vigorous, deciduous climber with ovate, dark green leaves and, in early summer, fragrant, tubular, red-flushed white flowers ageing to yellow, followed by red fruit.


Lonicera periclymenum 'Belgica' is: Deciduous

Flower: Flushed red, White, Yellow in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer

Fragrance: Flowers have a strong fragrance.

Habit: Climbing

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Thrips

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods: Hardwood cuttings, Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Lonicera periclymenum 'Belgica' (Early Dutch honeysuckle) will reach a height of 8m 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: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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I checked these before my original post and can see when to take cuttings, tie in and layer - but not specifically when to prune. Have I missed a section?...

Pruning

When is the best time to prune this plant? Mine is currently having a second (small) show of flowers and also has berries. It has filled its allotted space and is putting out a number of long shoots which are getting tangled up in neighbouring plants. Some of the side branches off the main stem are rather bald and woody and I would like to get the central part of the plant to bush out. Any ideas?...
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