Honeysuckle - Lonicera spp

Honeysuckle - Lonicera spp.

The most common species of this genus is the Honeysuckle Honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium), known as caprifolium. It has very characteristic flowers with petals twisted into a long tube and spread open at the end. They are set a few above a pair of usually fused leaves forming a "stand". They are creamy white or yellowish in color, often with a touch of pink and delicately fragrant. This honeysuckle blooms throughout June and July. Nevertheless, the Pomeranian honeysuckle is a beautiful climber (Lonicera periclymenum), with yellowish-white or dark pink flowers. They cover the plant from mid-May to June and also smell nice. Flowering often continues intermittently until August. Less common, but Tellman's honeysuckle is deserving of widespread use (tellmanian lonicera) very numerous, orange flowers.

All these climbers are especially suitable for covering gates and pergolas. They winter well, and even if they freeze, it is after pruning that they produce new shoots. They grow up to 3 m and more.

They grow well in any soil, however, they flourish most abundantly in the fertile, hot to moderately humid. They are not affected by polluted city air, they are therefore valuable plants for plots, they just need plenty of sun. Cutting is to remove dry shoots, damaged and excessively thickening the shrub. They are carried out in the early spring.