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Lonicera periclymenum 'Caprilia Imperial' (Honeysuckle 'Caprilia Imperial')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lonicera periclymenum 'Caprilia Imperial'

Other names

Honeysuckle 'Caprilia Imperial', Lonicera periclymenum 'Inov86', Flowering woodbine 'Caprilia Imperial'

Genus

Lonicera Lonicera

Variety or Cultivar

'Caprilia Imperial' _ 'Caprilia Imperial' is a vigorous, twining, deciduous to semi-evergreen climber with paired, oval to elliptic, blue-green leaves and, in summer, whorled clusters of reddish-pink buds opening to tubular, pink and cream flowers fading to all cream with age. Flowers are followed by glossy, spherical, red fruit.


Lonicera periclymenum 'Caprilia Imperial' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are strongly fragrant.

Habit

Climbing

Flower

Cream, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Thrips Aphids , Thrips

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Remove one third of spent flower shoots.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Lonicera periclymenum 'Caprilia Imperial' (Honeysuckle 'Caprilia Imperial') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Containers, Coastal, City, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Grows best in partial shade in any moist but well-drained soil. Tolerates full sun. Apply a 7cm compost or well-rotted manure mulch in spring. May be semi-evergreen to evergreen in areas with mild winters.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but 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 periclymenum 'Caprilia Imperial'

Other names

Honeysuckle 'Caprilia Imperial', Lonicera periclymenum 'Inov86', Flowering woodbine 'Caprilia Imperial'

Genus

Lonicera Lonicera

Variety or Cultivar

'Caprilia Imperial' _ 'Caprilia Imperial' is a vigorous, twining, deciduous to semi-evergreen climber with paired, oval to elliptic, blue-green leaves and, in summer, whorled clusters of reddish-pink buds opening to tubular, pink and cream flowers fading to all cream with age. Flowers are followed by glossy, spherical, red fruit.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are strongly fragrant.

Habit

Climbing


Colour

Flower

Cream, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Thrips

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Remove one third of spent flower shoots.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lonicera periclymenum 'Caprilia Imperial' (Honeysuckle 'Caprilia Imperial') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Containers, Coastal, City, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Grows best in partial shade in any moist but well-drained soil. Tolerates full sun. Apply a 7cm compost or well-rotted manure mulch in spring. May be semi-evergreen to evergreen in areas with mild winters.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but 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 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Lonicera periclymenum 'Caprilia Imperial' (Honeysuckle 'Caprilia Imperial')

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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