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Lonicera periclymenum Fragrant Cloud

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Honeysuckle

Fantastic red and white flowers

A beautiful, compact honeysuckle that lives up to its name - clouds of sweetly scented magenta and cream flowers cover the plant during the summer. These are followed in the autumn by ornamental red fruits that the birds will love.

Where?

This honeysuckle is happy in a sheltered spot in either sun or part shade, and makes a colourful feature trained up a trellis or cascading over walls and fences. A lovely plant for a cottage garden.

How?

Loves rich, moist but well-drained soil. Mulch with compost in early spring.

Honeysuckles have nectar that is very attractive to bees and will attract lots of wildlife to the garden.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - July
Evergreen No
Plant height 300 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 125 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 230 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Acid, Chalk, Clay, Light sand
Light exposure Part shade, Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot at least 15cm away from the wall, fence or support. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant – along with its supporting cane in the hole, leaning onto the support, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Arrange and tie the stems onto the support. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From March to September