Scented Honeysuckle Collection

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?

Cover sheds fences and pergolas!

Vigorous twining climbers with a heavenly fragrance

Loved by pollinating insects

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Everyone recognises Honeysuckle! This cottage garden classic is well-loved up and down the UK for its twining stems and heavenly scented blooms. We’ve brought together 3 popular varieties to provide more than enough plants to cover unsightly structures, sheds, porches and pergolas with a cloak of green foliage and a dazzling summer display of perfumed flowers. These vigorous climbers are loved by pollinating insects too!

Collection comprises:

  • 2 x Lonicera japonica 'Halliana' - A classic cottage garden climber with tubular white flowers that mature to a buttery shade of yellow. Height: 10m (32’). Spread: 2m (6.5’).
  • 2 x Lonicera japonica var. repens – a purple-stemmed, evergreen variety with strongly scented blooms. Height: 8m (26’). Spread: 1.5m (5’).
  • 1 x Lonicera ‘Darts World’ - Dark pink flowers are borne in whorls that fade to pale-blush pink and creamy yellow as they age. Height: 3.5m (11’). Spread: 2m (6’).

Height Up to 700cm (275in)
Spread Up to 150cm (59in)

Hardy Shrub

walls and fencescottage gardenswoodland garden

sun or semi shade

Flowering Months

5 jumbo plug plants (kc1150)
10 jumbo plug plants (kc1873)

Pot up Honeysuckle plants and grow them on in warm, frost free conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions over 7-10 days before planting in their permanent positions. Grow honeysuckle against a suitable, sturdy support such as trellis or strong wires attached to walls and pergolas, in fertile, moist, free draining soil. Poor soils can be improved by adding plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost. Choose a position in sun or semi-shade. When growing honeysuckle in patio containers, use soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3.
Feed and water lonicera regularly throughout the growing season until they are fully established. Check young shoot tips regularly as honeysuckle plants are susceptible to aphid damage, particularly when grown in full sun. Prune immediately after flowering, first removing the oldest stems, then reducing the remaining stems to restrict their vigorous growth to the available space. Apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost to the base of the plant in spring. Caution: Honeysuckle berries are harmful if eaten.

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 £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 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.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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