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Lonicera periclymenum

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?

A hugely valuable foodplant for a wide range of species

Heavily fragrant pink-flushed creamy flowers

Perfect for a wildlife-friendly garden

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If you want to support wildlife in your garden, reserve a spot for Lonicera pericylmenum, our native honeysuckle. A natural inhabitant of woodlands and hedgerows, it suits just the sort of shady, rooty corner amongst shrubs which you’re not sure what to do with. It’s a hugely valuable plant for a host of wildlife: bees, butterflies and moths, including rare species, are attracted to its nectar-rich flowers. Dormice also prize the sugary nectar as a high-energy food. Then in late summer and autumn, juicy clusters of glossy red berries provide a nutritious feast for many birds, including thrushes, warblers and bullfinches.

This vigorous, woody, deciduous climber will quickly scramble over fences and walls but isn’t as invasive as Japanese honeysuckle. All summer it produces trumpet-shaped creamy flowers, flushed pink on the outside, which gradually mature to yellowy orange. The flowers exude a heavy fragrance, especially in the evenings.

Ultimate height: 4–8 metres (13-26ft). Ultimate spread: 2.5–4 metres (8-13ft).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 800cm (314in)
Spread Up to 400cm (157in)

Hardy Shrub

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1 x 1.7 Litre Potted Plant (KF1721)

Grow Lonicera in any moist, well drained garden soil. Shrubby honeysuckles enjoy a sunny or semi-shaded position.
Feed and water Lonicera plants regularly until they are fully established. Trim hedging specimens as required during the summer, and again in autumn.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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