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Lonicera japonica 'Halliana'

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Characteristics

Plant type

Climber/Wall Shrub

Habit

Climbing

Fragrance

Flower

Resilience

Hardiness

old H4 (hardy)

Colour

Flower

White and Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Dark Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Fruit

Black in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

4-8 metres

Ultimate spread

1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

Hall's Japanese honeysuckle

Family

Caprifoliaceae


Lonicera can be deciduous and evergreen shrubs, or climbers with twining stems. The tubular or two-lipped flowers, often very fragrant, are followed by red or black berries

'Halliana' is a vigorous twining large evergreen climber. Leaves ovate, dark green; flowers to 4cm in length, white, soon turning buff-yellow, highly fragrant. Berries glossy, black

Other common names

  • Japanese honeysuckle 'Halliana'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing, East-facing or North-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Vigorous honeysuckle best in partial shade but tolerates full sun, thrives in any moist but well-drained soil

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by layering, softwood cuttings or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Coastal, Wall-side Borders or Cottage/Informal Garden


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 11 in early spring

Pests

May get aphids and thrips

Diseases

May be affected by powdery mildew