Every purchase supports the work of the RHS Every purchase supports the work of the RHS
  • honeysuckle
  • Eventual height: 5m
  • Eventual spread: 2m

Lonicera × tellmanniana

honeysuckle

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
2 litre pot £14.99
2 litre pot £14.99
Quantity

This climber is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May and July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy


    Bright, tubular unscented flowers are the colour of burnt amber and flushed red in bud, smother this honeysuckle from May to July. This gorgeous, deciduous climber looks lovely as the backdrop for a planting scheme based on 'hot' colours. One of the most unusual honeysuckles, it flowers best on a south-west wall in full sun to light shade with its roots in deep shade.

  • Garden care: Cut back established plants after flowering, removing a third of the flowering shoots. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring.
Share

Goes well with...

  • Rosa Guinée
    Rosa 'Guinée'
    £19.99 Buy
  • Rosa Warm Welcome ('Chewizz') (PBR)
    Rosa Warm Welcome ('Chewizz') (PBR)
    £19.99 Buy
  • Buddleja davidii Black Knight
    Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight'
    £17.99 Buy