The Honeusuckle produces very fragrant, trumpet shaped soft, yellow and white flowers sometimes with a pink tinge flower from mid to late summer. A deciduous, woody-stemmed, twining climber. Long slender mid-green leaves are grey beneath. Grows in fertile well drained soil in sun or semi- shade.
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There are a large variety of Honeysuckle, a familiar site in our gardens. The pericylymenum is a no fuss climber with fragrant soft yellow and white tubular flowers with delicate stamens.
Fully hardy and easy to grow in sun or semi shade. It thrives best against a wall, trellis or arch in fertile, well-drained soil but can also be grown in a pot. Prune out flowered wood after flowering. Prune only to remove dead wood or restrain growth. Good for bees and other beneficial insects and birds. Height in maturity approx 7m / 23ft
Common Name: Honeysuckle
Latin name: Lonicera periclymenum
Soil: Most soil types
Position: Full sun/semi shade
Flowering period Mid to late summer
Colour: White and creamy yellow
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Eventual Height/Spread: 7m / 23ft
Special features: Fragrant flowers loved by bees. Provides good cover
Symbolism, Folklore & Old Wives Tales There is much folklore surrounding the Honeysuckle. It denotes ‘Devotion and Affection’ – ‘Generosity and Gaiety’ and is a ‘Bond of Love’ What more could you ask for!
Gender – Masculine, Planet – Jupiter, Element – Earth, Powers – Money, Psychic powers,
Protection. Planting a honeysuckle in your garden brings good luck.