Tellmann's Honeysuckle

Lonicera × tellmanniana

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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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring, Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

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

Attractive flowers

Ground cover

Provide support to cover walls and fences.

Special features

Origin

Europe, Eurasia

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

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.

Personality

Family

Caprifoliaceae

Flower colour

Orange, Red

Scent

Strong
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