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Lonicera similis var. delavayi (Delavay 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 similis var. delavayi

Other names

Delavay honeysuckle

Genus

Lonicera Lonicera

Species

L. similis var. delavayi - L. similis var. delavayi is a semi-evergreen shrub of climbing habit. It has ovate, dark-green leaves that are white-hairy beneath. In autumn it bears fragrant, tubular, white flowers which turn yellow. These are followed by black berries.


Lonicera similis var. delavayi is: Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are sweetly scented.

Habit

Climbing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White, Yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

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 similis var. delavayi (Delavay honeysuckle) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in full sun in any moist but well-drained soil in a frost-free environment.

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.

Indoor unheated (H2)

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Botanical name

Lonicera similis var. delavayi

Other names

Delavay honeysuckle

Genus

Lonicera Lonicera

Species

L. similis var. delavayi - L. similis var. delavayi is a semi-evergreen shrub of climbing habit. It has ovate, dark-green leaves that are white-hairy beneath. In autumn it bears fragrant, tubular, white flowers which turn yellow. These are followed by black berries.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are sweetly scented.

Habit

Climbing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White, Yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


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 similis var. delavayi (Delavay honeysuckle) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in full sun in any moist but well-drained soil in a frost-free environment.

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.

Indoor unheated (H2)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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