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Tellmann's Honeysuckle

Lonicera × tellmanniana

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

1m

2.5m

Min

50cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

Tellmann's Honeysuckle Overview

This vigorous twining climber has dark green leaves that are white underneath can get to 5m tall. In late spring and summer, it produces clusters at the end of it's stem and tubular orange-tinted red flowers that can be 5cm long. It prefers humus-rich fertile, moist but well-drained soil. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Common problems with Tellmann's Honeysuckle

How to harvest Tellmann's Honeysuckle

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Tellmann's Honeysuckle

Cuttings

Take softwood or semi ripe cuttings from late spring to late summer.

Budding

Take leaf bud cuttings in spring.

Layering

Layer new shoots in summer.

Special features of Tellmann's Honeysuckle

Attractive flowers

Ground cover

Provide support to cover walls and fences.

Other uses of Tellmann's Honeysuckle

This honeysuckle suits being grown in wall side borders of Urban, Coastal and informal cottage style gardens. It can also be grown in flower borders and beds provide it has support such as a trellis.

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